Better Buses


Firstbus have no interest in in improving public transport, Rather it seems more like cost cutting while increasing fares. It now seems that after cutting the x80 and x4 service they are now cutting the x5. Prices are rising way above infation while services are being cut. It now looks like those that work late shifts will have no transport options other than taxi to get back to cumbernauld. First they removed the night service n36 assuming that we only needed an n38. Lots of people on nights out used the n36 and while sometimes not many used it to get back past glasgow it wasnt quiet enough to justify stopping it. Not to mention that there were (including me) using the service to get home from work. How can they justify such huge ticket hikes while systematically removing services. First bus are always poor to notify of changes to there service. The first i knew of the n36 being withdrawn was when i and several others were waiting for it and it did not turn up. Other service reductions have usually been spotted on small a4 printed notices on the bus that not everyone can see. By the time you see the changes its too late to complain or do anything about it. Not only does this cause much frustration and worry to people traveling. It causes stress and problems with drivers who have to deal with angry customers. Its not fair on drivers or travelers. Pretty much we are getting screwed over by a greedy irresponsible company that are more interested in paying the shareholders and keeping “big boss” bonuses. If first bus want to make buses better then they have to sacrafice some profit to provide the services the public need.

Alex Barrett. At a Glasgow bus stop.

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