McGill’s to save ex Riverside routes

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McGill’s Buses has announced it will operate four new routes, following the decision by Barrheadbased Riverside Transport to cease operating on Friday June 1.

McGill’s has added the four additional routes to its Renfrewshire network. These include services 1, 7, 10 and 19. Services 1 and 10 operate as they did under Riverside Transport. The former Riverside 7 route – the Johnstone-Linwood Circular – has been re-numbered to service 8; to prevent any confusion for customers of McGill’s existing 7 service. The re-numbered Circular continues to operate to the same route and timetable as the Riverside 7. A new service 19 also operates Paisley to Johnstone Station via Inchinnan Business Park, Houston and Bridge of Weir. The new 19 route combines key points of Riverside’s 8, 18 and 19 services.

Ralph Roberts, McGill’s Managing Director, said: “We are pleased to assist in saving these routes for Renfrewshire bus users. Riverside has provided public transport service for its passengers for many years, and, while we are sorry to hear of their demise, we are glad we have been in a position to step in and provide some continuity of service.”