Catch the bus, but cheaper

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Bus operator First Glasgow has announced cheaper fares for January in a hope of attracting new customers on to public transport.

Ending on January 31, travellers will be able to take 12 journeys for the price of 10 using the First Bus m-ticket app.

Valid when buying a ten-journey ticket via Furst Bus’s smart phone app, the offer results in £1.50 per trip in the city (18) or £1.91 across the wider Glasgow network (£23).

First Glasgow’s managing director, Fiona Kerr, said: “We’ve made significant investment in improving our fleet with 75 state-of-the-art new vehicles introduced this year aolne.

“With wider aisles for wheelchairs and buggies to free wifi to keep people connected on the move, they underline our continuing determination to provide the best possible services in our area and ultimately encourage more people to travel by bus.

“We’re launching the promotion at the perfect time as people form their new year’s resolutions, travel to the January sales or search for family-friendly activities to keep the children entertained.

“We also appreciate that family budgets can be tight after Christmas, more so than at any other time of the year, so our offer makes using the bus even better value.

“We’re confident in transforming many people into regular bus users when they realise how simbple, convenient and cost-effective travelling by bus is.”