03 Apr 2020
From Monday (6th April):
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.