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Getting behind Glasgow 2018

SPT is supporting transport plans during Glasgow 2018 by providing Sunday services into the evenings so locals and visitors can rely on the Subway to get them to and from the City Centre during some of the Championship’s busiest days.

The Subway will operate from 7:30am until 11:30pm (last train from City Centre) on Sunday 5 August and from 10am to 11:30pm on Sunday 12 August (last train from City Centre).

Spectators for the Road Races will have the opportunity to travel hassle free to the event and can stay to enjoy activities after the races in George Square and in the Merchant City as part of the dynamic Festival 2018 programme.

George Square is destined to be the ‘beating heart’ of Glasgow 2018 with a range of activities planned every day for Festival 2018, the world-class cultural programme which will see the city burst into life during the Championships.

George Square will play host to the Great Big Opening Party and Closing night celebrations. It will also be the location for the BBC’s broadcast showing the very best of all the action from the Championships every day of the Games.  Hazel Irvine, Clare Balding and Gabby Logan will lead up to 12 hours of coverage daily across BBC1 and BBC2.

Impact on bus services

As part of Festival 2018, some of the roads in the City Centre will be closed for the duration of the Championships, this will have an impact on bus services and as such you are encouraged to check travel plans before setting out on your journey.

Local bus services running to and from the venues have been collated below as shuttle buses will be extremely busy.

Tollcross International Swimming Centre
Operator Service Number Destination Of Bus City Departure Point Nearest Stop Daytime Frequency
First 2 Airdrie or Baillieston Renfield Street or Argyle Street Shettleston Road 7/8 minutes
First 60/60A Easterhouse Renfield Street or Argyle Street Shettleston Road 10 minutes
First 61 Sandyhills Renfield Street or Argyle Street Tollcross Road 10 minutes
First 240 Overtown Buchanan Bus Station, Renfield Street or Argyle Street Tollcross Road 10 minutes
First 255 Hamilton Buchanan Bus Station, Renfield Street or Argyle Street Tollcross Road 10 minutes
Scotstoun Stadium
Operator Service Number Destination Of Bus City Departure Point Nearest Stop Daytime Frequency Note
First 1,1A,1B,1C,1D Balloch (1,1A) Helensburgh (1B) Drumchapel (1C) or Mountblow (1D) Osborne Street, Howard Street or Oswald Street Dumbarton Road or Whiteinch 5 minutes Fast bus from City Centre via Expressway. 10 minute walk.
First X4 Knightswood Osborne Street, Howard Street or Oswald Street Westland Drive 20 minutes Fast bus from City Centre via Expressway. Five minute walk.
First 2 Faifley Trongate, Howard Street, Oswald Street or Hope Street Dumbarton Road or Whiteinch 7/8 minutes Ten minute walk.
First 3 Drumchapel Oswald Street, Hope Street or Bath Street Dumbarton Road, Whiteinch or Queen Victoria Drive 10 minutes Ten minute walk.
Strathclyde Country Park
Operator Service Number Destination Of Bus City Departure Point Nearest Stop Daytime Frequency Note
First X11 Newmains Buchanan Bus Station Hamilton Road at Airbles Road 30 minutes Does not run in the evening
Stuart’s Coaches 240X Lanark Buchanan Bus Station Airbles Road Cemetery 60 minutes Does not run in the evening

The following services run between Motherwell Town Centre and Hamilton Town Centre offering interchange with rail services from both locations

From Motherwell

Operator Service Number Destination Of Bus City Departure Point Nearest Stop Daytime Frequency Note
First 201 East Kilbride Hairmyres Merry Street Hamilton Road at Airbles Road 7/8 minutes
First 266 Hamilton West Hamilton Street Hamilton Road at Airbles Road 6 minutes
JMB Travel 41 Hamilton West Hamilton Street Hamilton Road at Airbles Road 15 minutes Does not run in the evening

From Hamilton

Operator Service Number Destination Of Bus City Departure Point Nearest Stop Daytime Frequency Note
First 201 Airdrie Petersburn Brandon Street (oppoosite bus station) Hamilton Road at Airbles Road 7/8 minutes
First 266 Newmains/Shotts Hamilton Bus Station Hamilton Road at Airbles Road 6 minutes
JMB Travel 41 Newmains/Shotts Hamilton Bus Station Hamilton Road at Airbles Road 15 minutes Does not run in the evening
Loch Lomond Shores

Additional local bus services offer links from Dumbarton and Helensburgh

Operator Service Number Destination Of Bus City Departure Point Nearest Stop Daytime Frequency Note
First 1, 1A Balloch (1,1A) Osborne Street, Howard Street or Oswald Street Balloch Bus Stance 15 minutes Via Whiteinch, Clydebank, Old Kilpatrick and Dumbarton offering links from those locations
Citylink 914, 915, 916, 926, 976 Fort William (914), Portree/Uig (915), Campbeltown (926) and Oban (976) Buchanan Bus Station A82 North of Balloch roundabout Approx. hourly Express bus from city centre. Must be pre-booked
Cathkin Braes

Additional services to Castlemilk from Easterhouse (via Parkhead, Dennistoun, Rutherglen – service 46) and from Govan (via Shawlands, Battlefield – service 34/34A)

Operator Service Number Destination Of Bus City Departure Point Nearest Stop Daytime Frequency
First 5 Castlemilk Osborne Street or Stockwell Street Ardencraig Road 10 minutes
First 75 Castlemilk Renfield Street, Union Street or Stockwell Street Ardencraig Road 7/8 minutes
Knightswood BMX
Operator Service Number Destination Of Bus City Departure Point Nearest Stop Daytime Frequency
First 3 Drumchapel Oswald Street, Hope Street or Bath Street Lincoln Avenue 10 minutes
Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome
Operator Service Number Destination Of Bus City Departure Point Nearest Stop Daytime Frequency Notes
First 18 East Kilbride Renfield Street, Union Street or Trongate Dalmarnock Station 10 minutes Approx. 10 minute walk
First 263 Hamilton Renfield Street, Union Street or Trongate Dalmarnock Station 30 minutes Approx. 10 minute walk
First 2 Baillieston or Airdrie Renfield Street, Argyle Street or Trongate Forge Retail Park 7/8 minutes Approx. 5 minute walk
First 61 Sandyhills Renfield Street, Argyle Street or Trongate Forge Retail Park 10 minutes Approx. 10 minute walk
First 240 Overtown Renfield Street, Argyle Street or Trongate Forge Retail Park 10 minutes Approx. 10 minute walk
First 255 Hamilton Renfield Street, Argyle Street or Trongate Forge Retail Park 10 minutes Approx. 10 minute walk
First 64 Carmyle Trongate London Road at Police Station 30 minutes Approx. 10 minute walk
SSE Hydro
Operator Service Number Destination Of Bus City Departure Point Nearest Stop Daytime Frequency Notes
Garelochead Coaches 100 Riverside Museum St Vincent Street, Union Street or Argyle Street at Radisson Hotel In front of Hydro 30 minutes
Stagecoach X19 QEU Hospital Renfield Street or Union Street Lancefield Quay, just before Clyde Arc bridge 10 minutes 5 minute walk
First 2 Faifley Oswald Street, Hope Street or St Vincent Street Argyle Street at Finnieston Street 10 minute walk via pedestrian bridge at Exhibition Centre train station

Disruptions to SPT subsidised local bus services can be viewed at: spt.co.uk/bus/timetables/
For all other services please check with your operator or Traveline Scotland at: travelinescotland.com/