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Upgrade rural bus services in the Stirling Constituency

Residents in the western rural communities of the Stirling constituency consider that the current bus service is not fit for purpose. There are these litany of issues that the buses are:

  • Noisy and uncomfortable, a lack of heating;
  • Not accessible to users with diabilities;
  • Lack of service from rural communities to to the Forth Valley Royal Hospital for appointments;
  • Lacking integration with train timetables, for example the services from Milngavie train station;
  • Too Expensive. Ticket prices even for short distances, such as from Strathblane to Milngavie are considered o be extortianate;
  • Too slow to get to Glasgow. The bus service is a local stopping service all the way to Glasgow City Centre. Residents are requesting an express service;
  • Not running on a regular basis. There is sometimes a three hour gap of service;
  • Not running to schedule. Residents have no idea whether the buses are running late, or just as worse, whether the bus has already gone past. Key bus stops should have elecronic signage to indicate when the next bus is due.

Poor local bus services

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