Clyde Gateway will be helping to support Scotrail’s 8 week shutdown of the Argyle line by running an additional bus. From 13 March until 8 May 2022, major improvement works on the track, tunnels and overhead line equipment between Rutherglen and the Exhibition Centre will take place, with the line closing and no services running during that time.
CG1 will be running its usual route, Mon – Fri from 06:00 – 10:00 and 14:00-19:00 to capture peak demand and minimise disruption. A supplementary SPT bus, covering the same route, will run Mon – Sat from 07:19 to 22:43 on a slightly different timetable, which will also allow us to trial a new evening and Saturday service.
The CG1 bus service has become a very relied upon service for the Clyde Gateway community. It first came into operation in 2015 as part of a new Sustainable Transport Project, with support from a range of partners, including Transport Scotland and SPT.
Claire Ferguson, Project Manager at Clyde Gateway said: “We are happy to be able to provide support and a solution to Scotrail for the improvement works on the Argyle line to ensure as little disruption as possible to members of the Clyde Gateway community who use this service. We are also pleased to announce that the CG1 bus service has been commissioned for another year and will continue providing a transport service until March 2023.
David Simpson, ScotRail Service Delivery Director said: “We recognise major closures such as this are always disruptive for customers and are grateful for Clyde Gateway’s help in allowing us to keep customers moving whilst minimising disruption for local residents and businesses.”