Category: travel

Glasgow Bound Emergency

A Jet 2 aircraft heading to Glasgow today declared a mid air emergency over France. The plane, travelling from Malaga to Glasgow was due to land at 2.25pm but an on board emergency forced the plane to descend from 36,000 feet to 4,000 feet in just 13 minutes before landing under emergency conditions around 12.20 […]

Clyde Metro takes step closer

The multi billion pound Clyde Metro project took another huge step forward today after plans were backed by the Scottish Government. The overground proposal would link the Greater Glasgow area with a series of new metro and light rail lines, branching off from existing heavy rail line. The implications and benefits to all are huge, […]

Rail Ticket Office to reduce hours

Some changes are afoot at many of Lanarkshire’s Railway Ticket Offices. Plans have been unveiled by Network Rail to reduce opening hours of many ticket offices including Blantyre’s. The proposals, which are still under consultation, would see ticket offices open only in mornings or rush hours. The move is in response to declining in-person ticket […]

Free Bus Travel for Young People

From today, Monday 10th January 2022, applications have opened for under-22 year-olds in Scotland to access free bus travel. All young people and children aged 5-21 years old in Scotland can now access their new or replacement National Entitlement Card or Young Scot NEC for the free bus scheme from 31 January 2022. For further […]

Free Bus Travel

From 31st January 2022, nearly a million 5 to 21 year olds living in Scotland will be eligible to benefit from free bus travel! The scheme, run by Transport Scotland will embed sustainable travel behaviours from an early age, open up opportunities and help Scotland meet its zero emissions target by 2045. Children and young […]

Glasgow Road Closure

News about Blantyre roadworks are usually posted on our Supporters Group, but this one is significant enough to cause some disruption and appears to be causing some confusion. Glasgow Road is set to be resurfaced between Station Road junction and Stonefield Road, which will result in a road closure. Advance preparation works start this Wednesday […]