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First Bus supports city’s night-time economy with the return of night bus services

First Glasgow is delighted to announce that our weekend night bus network is coming back just in time for the run up to the festive period. 

We’ll be offering a network of 11 routes covering travel from the city centre across Glasgow and the surrounding areas including Clydebank, Paisley, Newton Mearns, East Kilbride, Hamilton, Motherwell and Wishaw. Our night network will help everyone take advantage of everything that Glasgow has to offer in the run up to Christmas, as well as get everyone home in the early hours of Saturday and Sunday mornings. 

We know that our night bus services have been missed by many and, with taxis being in short supply, we’re now able to offer everyone a reliable low-cost alternative that takes the hassle out of late night travel. 

So, whether you’re looking to get home after a great night ‘out-out’, or need a lift after a busy night shift, we’ll be here to get you home safely and in comfort. 

To celebrate the return of our night buses, we’re offering an introductory night bus fare of only £1.50 single for the first two weekends of operation on 3/4 and 10/11 December. Single fares will then be available from £3 afterwards. 

We’re also introducing a new ticket called 6pm PLUS which covers travel on our regular network of buses after 6pm, as well as the night bus network to get you home safely after a night out. Priced from only £4, the new ticket has all of your night time travel needs covered.

Graeme Macfarlan, Commercial Director, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to announce the return of First Glasgow’s night bus network, and what better way to get things underway than with our special £1.50 introductory night single fare.” 

“We’re aware that citizens across the city have found getting home after a night out or indeed after a night shift a challenge, even more so in the face of the shortage of taxis that the city seems to be experiencing.” 

“We’re therefore proud to be able to support the city’s night-time economy, particularly during the crucial run up to the festive period, by being in the position to offer a network of night bus services at the weekend that will connect the city centre with most areas of Glasgow and beyond.” 

“We hope that customers will welcome the return of our night services and indeed make them a part of their late-night travel plans.” 

Stuart Patrick, Chief Executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce said: 

“The night-time economy is critical to our city and particularly during the festive period, when more people will be out enjoying Glasgow’s fantastic retail and hospitality offerings, we warmly welcome the return of the night schedule for First Glasgow. 

“With many missing out on annual festive events last year, we hope that the re-introduction of this affordable transport option will help encourage more people to come into the city centre, supporting businesses as they continue to recover from the pandemic.” 

First Glasgow’s Night Bus Network operates in the early hours of Saturday and Sunday mornings and covers the following routes from the city centre: 

Service N2 (east): Sauchiehall Street – Central Station (Renfield St) – Parkhead – Shettleston – Baillieston – Easterhouse.

Service N2 (west): Central Station – Partick – Dumbarton Road – Clydebank – Faifley

Service N6 (south): Sauchiehall Street – Central Station (Union St) – Victoria Road – Clarkston – East Kilbride – Calderwood

Service N6 (west): Central Station – Great Western Road – Anniesland – Clydebank - Mountblow

Service N9: Sauchiehall Street – Central Station (Union St) – Paisley Road West – Paisley Cross

Service N18: Sauchiehall Street – Central Station (Union St) – Rutherglen – East Kilbride – Greenhills

Service N38: Sauchehall Street – Central Station (Jamaica St) – Shawlands – Giffnock – Newton Mearns - Crookfur

Service N57: Sauchiehall Street – Central Station (Jamaica St) – Shawlands – Darnley – Pollok (Peat Road)

Service N60: Central Station – Maryhill Road – Science Park – Canniesburn Toll – Drumchapel

Service N240: Sauchiehall Street – Central Station (Renfield St) – Parkhead – Tollcross – Viewpark – Bellshill – Motherwell – Wishaw – Coltness - Cleland

Service N267: Sauchiehall Street – Central Station (Union St) – New Gorbals – Rutherglen – Cambuslang – Hamilton - Hillhouse

For further information, please visit: www.firstglasgow.com/nightbus

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