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I’ve spent a winter waiting for buses, or so it seems. The timetables sometimes seem like a work of complete fiction. You feel so fortunate and strangely happy when one actually comes on time. In Switzerland, if the bus is five minutes late people start tut-ing and looking at their… Continue reading…
A swiss person. At a Glasgow bus stop.
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Friendlier bus drivers would make a massive difference. Passengers are people not cargo.… Continue reading…
Jim Densham. At a Glasgow bus stop.
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A safety issue, particularly concerning older people, those with disabilities, prams etc. Some drivers don’t wait until the person has seated themselves, driving off before they are ready. And also, some drivers don’t stop even though people have pressed the bell – if they don’t see anyone standing up, they… Continue reading…
Kirsten Robb. At a Glasgow bus stop.
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In the links section you say that traveline Scotland doesn’t give real time departures, it does where these are available, but only on their mobile apps.  The same live info is also available through the nextbuses website.  Traveline Scotland also has timetables for all buses in Scotland, I used to… Continue reading…
via email. At a Glasgow bus stop.
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First in Glasgow increases the weekly, 4 weekly and 10 weekly passes fare quite a lot. I always buy a 4 weekly zone 1 which usually costs £33, this has increased to £38 yesterday, that’s a lot!. The 10 weekly increases by £10 but I can’t recall how much weekly… Continue reading…
Azizah. At a Glasgow bus stop.
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First of all reduce the fair. If as a whole family we go out we are far cheaper getting a taxi, and that then gives us the comfort of door to door service. I travel from springburn to bishopbriggs and its really only the 88 service I can get, unless… Continue reading…
al. At a Glasgow bus stop.
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More logical fares on First Bus services – the dominant operator in Glasgow – would be a vast improvement. How can it cost the same amount (currently £1.80) to travel 3-4 miles (Battlefield to the city centre) and to travel about 17 miles (Eaglesham to Knightswood on the 44)? I… Continue reading…
Jessie. At a Glasgow bus stop.
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There are honourable exceptions, but most First bus drivers in Glasgow are rude, miserable and unhelpful. I even had one shout and swear at me once – the bus was caught up in traffic as it approached the bus stop, and he’d apparently wanted me to run back and catch… Continue reading…
Kate. At a Glasgow bus stop.
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I’m happy with the condition, frequency and routes of my local buses. But I barely use them because the fares are not competitive – it is cheaper to travel in to work by rail. In addition I object to the refusal to give change, or any other method of payment… Continue reading…
Stephen Naysmith. At a Glasgow bus stop.
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We already have the technology to support a smartcard system like London’s Oyster card – the card readers are already on the buses for the Senior Citizens travel card. Like London, make the Oyst fares cheaper and more people will use the buses. And we won’t have to over-pay beacause… Continue reading…
John Adama. At a Glasgow bus stop.
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