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Stagecoach and McGills Team Up To Increase Travel Options For Key Workers

03 Apr 2020

Stagecoach West Scotland and McGill’s today (Friday 3rd April) announce that they are working together to increase travel options and to make travel easier for key workers during the Coronavirus crisis. 


From Monday (6th April):

  • The Stagecoach West Scotland service 585 will be changed and services will terminate in Largs. The timetable has been changed in order that passengers can then transfer onto the McGill’s 901 or 906 towards Greenock. McGill’s passengers travelling south of Largs can transfer onto the Stagecoach 585 service from the 901 or 906 – valid tickets from either operator will be accepted on the 585, 901 and 906


  • Passengers travelling anywhere within the area of Glasgow City Centre and The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital can use valid tickets from either operator on the Stagecoach X19 and the McGill’s 23 service


Fiona Doherty, Managing Director of Stagecoach West Scotland, said: “During these unprecedented times, Stagecoach is proud to be providing lifeline services for key workers across the west of Scotland.


“It is essential that key sector employees, such as healthcare staff, can get to work safely and I’m really pleased that by working closely with McGill’s we are able to make travel easier for these key workers, who are working hard to save lives.


“We encourage all other passengers to follow social distancing advice at bus stops and bus stations and to keep a 2 metre distance from other people. Please follow the latest government rules and stay at home and avoid any non-essential travel.”


Ralph Roberts, Managing Director of McGill’s, said: “As bus footfall has declined to almost nil, operators have had to reduce to emergency timetables, and thankfully the Scottish Government has chipped in with vital support to help sustain that.


This means that there are fewer buses around so, where other bus operators are on the same route, McGill’s has worked with them to give passengers more options by allowing travel with either operator’s tickets.


On the Govan corridor, between the QEUH and Glasgow, the Stagecoach X19 and McGill’s 23 will operate 4 buses per hour between them and your ticket will be valid on any of these buses.


Between Largs and Greenock, the Stagecoach 585 will stop at Largs but your ticket can be used on the McGill’s 901 or 906 to get to Greenock and back”


For more information on service changes and emergency timetables, visit Stagecoach’s Covid-19 information and FAQ page here where you can also sign up to receive alerts of any service level changes.