Anger over changes to First Bus service

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An angry commuter says changes to bus routes will have a huge impact on passengers between Kirkintilloch and Glasgow.

First Bus are changing routes 24 and 27 from January.

One reader told us: ‘‘It’s going to effectively half the number of services between Bishopbriggs and Glasgow – as well as the Strathkelvin 
Retail Park.

“For me, it’ll mean that to get into work on time I’m going to have to start taking the service that goes via Springburn which takes far longer.’’

A First Glasgow spokesperson said that service 89, which runs four fast buses per hour, will be a good substitute.

She said: ‘‘This service now covers the same route as services 24 and 27, which are being withdrawn from January. Waiting times between services and journey times will not be impacted by this change and additional early morning and late evening journeys are being added to better cater for passengers on this route.”