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Changes to Stagecoach West Scotland services

30 Jul 2020

Stagecoach West Scotland is updating its network in line with the latest Scottish Government guidance. Having played a major role in getting key workers to their place of work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic further service level increases will be in place from Monday (3rd August) to assist more people get to where they need to.

Although it will take some time for passenger levels to increase after lockdown, timetables have been carefully created to ensure that critical routes are maintained wherever possible. This will mean that although some service levels will increase, other services will continue to operate less frequently than they did before COVID-19 restrictions, and some routes will continue to operate reduced routes.

The latest timetables are available online at

Services within West Scotland will continue to be monitored and adjusted where required with additional changes planned for the Isle of Arran and Dumfries & Galloway from 10th August 2020.

Fiona Doherty, Managing Director of Stagecoach West Scotland, said: “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have worked closely with local authorities and have been proud to play our part in keeping key workers on the move and communities connected during lockdown.

“We have started to see the change in travel patterns that the pandemic has brought about, with people working and travelling in a different way, but public transport continues to have a very important role to play.

“Passengers can travel on our services with confidence. The safety of our customers and our employees is always our top priority and our dedicated team pay special attention to the items you come into contact with such as handrails, bells, seats and poles to make sure they're regularly and thoroughly cleaned.

“At Stagecoach we are following the latest government guidance and as face coverings are mandatory on all buses we ask all our customers, unless exempt, to please remember to bring a face covering when travelling by bus and wear it throughout your journey.”

Advice from the Scottish Government is currently that public transport should be left for those who need it.

If you travel by bus, please follow the guidance set out in our travelling safely guide here