Partnership P.S.

Following on the Nigyh Bus notification by the Glasgow bus non-partnership as explained fully in yesterday’s blog, fbb has found a map of the current (2017???) routes on First’s web site. We can contrast and compare with McGills highly simplified diagram.

It appears that six routes have become five. Enquiring minds might wonder why First’s N9 has become McGills N38. It is because McGills trunk route between Glasgow, Paisley and beyond is No 38!

Remember, electric buses? And there’s Ralph Roberts, on the leaflet cover with his hair dyed, enjoying a publicity stunt.

We are told that First will be running four night routes. The current map shows five remaining outside McGills “area”,

So something will get the chop.
For the record this was what First’s web sit said about forthcoming changes at 1215 yesterday.
Forthcoming Service changes

From 20th August, services 2 and 3 will see an increase in frequency, which will improve services for over 600,000 people per month in the city. 

The move will see service 2 – which runs from Faifley, through the city centre to Baillieston – increase in frequency to every ten minutes. Meanwhile, service 3 – which runs from Drumchapel, through the city centre to Govan – will increase in frequency to every 12 minutes.

Both routes have seen significant growth in passenger number recovery following the pandemic and First Glasgow has utilised this data to help allocate its resource to meet this demand.

What night bus changes?
 The fbb Summer Quiz Part 3 : London 
All these locations are in the London Transport area. We start at No 21 with its distinctive roof, then travel clockwise round London’s “National Rail” termini.
Has a “Lawn” that isn’t
Once planned to turn it into a coach station
Latest development is currently  “paused”
For storing barrels of booze – down below
The frontage used to be a real mess!
Services now use the East London Overground line
Much rebuilt and controversially  due for more
In 1875, replaced by No 27
Nearest to the Tower of London
Now with “sinuous” platform canopies

Southern Railway to the City
Queen Eleanor’s resting place?
Met by Napoleon?
Fit for an un-amused Queen

Yes this was an InterCity terminus for a while!

 Quiz Answers Part 1 blog (plus ???) : Friday 18th August 
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