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First Greater Glasgow
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A First Glasgow Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini leading a line of buses through George Square.
Slogan Transforming travel
Parent FirstGroup
Founded July 1998
Headquarters Glasgow
Locale Greater Glasgow
Service type bus
Routes 118
Hubs Larkfield, Blantyre, Parkhead, Cumbernauld, Scotstoun, Overtown and Dumbarton
Fleet Over 1000
Web site First Greater Glasgow

First Glasgow is the largest bus company serving the Greater Glasgow area in, Scotland. It forms part of FirstGroup, a company operating transport services across the British Isles and in North America. The company operates within the area covered by the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, a public body responsible for helping to co-ordinate public transport services in the Greater Glasgow area. It runs around 118 services, has a fleet of over 1,000 buses, and employs over 2800 drivers[1].

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History

First Glasgow was created through FirstGroup's buyout of the former Strathclyde Buses (created from the former Greater Glasgow Passenger Transport Executive bus fleet, formerly the municipal Glasgow Corporation Transport), which had itself recently bought out the former Kelvin Central Buses (an amalgamation of Kelvin Scottish and Central Scottish, owned by the state-owned Scottish Transport Group).

First Glasgow has two operators licences:-

First Glasgow (No 1) Limited - the former Strathclyde Buses licence.

First Glasgow (No 2) Limited - the former Kelvin Central Buses licence.

Depots

First Glasgow currently operates out of seven depots.

Permission is currently being sought to build a brand new depot and company headquarters (Gushetfaulds) on Cathcart Road to replace the existing Larkfield. The proposed site will provide capacity for 120 additional buses (450 in total) and almost 1,100 employees. The site is planned to be opened in 2012.[2]

Services

First Greater Glasgow mainly run services in Greater Glasgow and Lanarkshire areas of Strathclyde. However, some services do run outside of these areas. It was one of the first bus operators to introduce an "overground", a colour-coded set of bus routes with route branding on the bus exteriors and timetables. As of 2006, route branding has been removed from buses but remained on timetables until mid 2008.

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Special Services

398

The 398 is a special circular service that operates all day, every day in Glasgow City Centre, and connects between Glasgow Central Station, Buchanan Bus Station and Glasgow Queen Street Station. The service is free for passengers with valid rail tickets. This service runs on behalf of First ScotRail and SPT.

747

The 747 AirLink is a service to Glasgow International Airport operated by the company. It currently departs from Buchanan Bus Station stance 45 and travels to the airport via Partick and Braehead. service[3]

X7

The X7 is the direct express between Glasgow and Motherwell's M&D's Theme Park - running frequently by the company every summer until September.

Services

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Number Line Route
X1 EXPRESS Hamilton (Hillhouse) - Glasgow
2 Toryglen - Croftfoot Circular
X2 EXPRESS Cumbernauld (Carrickstone) - Glasgow
X3 EXPRESS Cumbernauld (Abronhill) - Town Centre - Westfield - Moodiesburn - Glasgow
3 Stobhill Hospital - Springburn - Saracen Cross - St Georges Cross - City Centre
X4 EXPRESS Cumbernauld (Abronhill) - Seafar - Condorrat - Glasgow (Also see X80)
X5 EXPRESS Cumbernauld (Abronhill) - North Carbrain - Condorrat - Glasgow (Also see X80)
5 Overground

City Centre - Castlemilk Circular

X6 EXPRESS (Peak Times) Glasgow - Linwood - Houston - Bridge of Weir
7/7A Glasgow - Rutherglen or - Newton - Halfway
X8/X8A EXPRESS City Centre - Silverburn - North Pollok - Crookston Castle Circular
8 Carmyle - Sandyhills - Parkhead - Robroyston - Springburn - Maryhill - Partick
9 Overground Drumchapel Station - Partick - City Centre - Ibrox Stadium - Paisley - Linwood
X11 EXPRESS Newmains (West Crindledyke) OR Cleland - Glasgow
11 Robroyston - Royston Road - City Centre - Anniesland - Clydebank - Parkhall
12 Overground Auchinairn - Barmulloch - City Centre - Govanhill - Toryglen - Rutherglen
16 Overground Blairdardie - Partick - City Centre - Rutherglen - Burnside - East Kilbride (Gardenhall)
17 Govan - Penilee - Paisley
18/18A/18C Overground City Centre - Rutherglen - Burnside - East Kilbride(Greenhills[18] or Lindsayfield[18A])
19 Easterhouse - Royston Road - City Centre - Glasgow Cross
20 Drumchapel - Anniesland - City Centre - Fernhill - Cathkin - East Kilbride (Greenhills)
22 Silverburn - Crookston Rd - Hillington - Braehead
23 Summerston - Byres Road - City Centre - Shawlands - Silverburn - Crookston - Govan bus Station
27A/27B Glasgow - Bishopbriggs - Kirkintilloch - Kilsyth (27A) OR Twechar (27B)
28/128 City Centre - Saracen Cross - High Possil - [Stobhill Hospital (128)]
29 [City Centre] - Shawlands - Mansewood
31 Milton - City Centre - Carmunnock - East Kilbride (Lindsayfield)
31C Milton - City Centre - Castlemilk (Tormusk Road)
32 Craigend - Dennistoun - Parkhead Forge
33 Parkhead Forge - Shettleston - Cranhill - Craigend
34 Overground Castlemilk - Shawlands - Halfway - Govan
36/36A Glasgow - Moodiesburn - Cumbernauld (Abronhill)
X37 EXPRESS Glasgow - Muirhead - Cumbernauld - Bonnybridge - Falkirk
38/38A/38C Overground Easterhouse - City Centre - Shawlands - Eastwood Toll/Woodfarm OR Crookfur
X39 EXPRESS Glasgow - Muirhead - Cumbernauld - Denny - Stirling
39/39A Easterhouse - Cranhill - Duke Street(39) - Royal Infirmary(39A) - City Centre
40/40A Overground Clydebank - Drumchapel - Maryhill - City Centre - Parkhead - Glasgow Fort - Barlanark - Easterhouse
40D Duntocher - Bearsden - Maryhill - Glasgow
41 Overground City Centre - Duke Street - Carntyne - Edinburgh Road - Easterhouse
42/42A Barlanark - Greenfield - City Centre - Partick - Drumchapel(42) OR Antonine Park(42A)
43 Craigend - Easterhouse - Greenfield - Parkhead - Bridgeton - City Centre
44/44A Overground Eaglesham(44) OR Newton Mearns(44A) - Clarkston - City Centre - Hyndland - Broomhill - Jordanhill - Knightswood
45/45A/45C Overground Auchinairn - Springburn - City Centre - Shawlands - Kennishead (45/45C) OR Govan via Southpark & Silverburn (45A)
46 Easterhouse - Greenfield - Parkhead - Bridgeton - Rutherglen - Castlemilk
53 City Centre - Ibrox Stadium - Corkerhill - North Pollok - Silverburn
54/54A Overground Summerston - Saracen Cross - City Centre - Ibrox Stadium - Penilee - Braehead(54A)
54C City Centre - Ibrox Stadium - Hillington - Braehead
54D Halfway - Hillington - Braehead
56/56A Overground Auchinairn - Balornock - City Centre - Ibrox Stadium - Silverburn - Priesthill(56A) - South Nitshill - Darnley
57/57A Overground City Centre - Shawlands - Thornliebank(57A) - Arden(57) - Darnley - South Nitshill
59 City Centre - Mosspark
61 Overground Summerston - Maryhill - City Centre - Parkhead - Sandyhills
62 Overground Faifley - Clydebank - Partick - City Centre - Parkhead - Baillieston
64 Carmyle - Auchenshuggle - Parkhead - Bridgeton - City Centre
65/65A/165 Glasgow - Rutherglen - Fernhill - Cathkin - Cambuslang Cairns (65/165) OR Drumsagard Village (65A)
66/166 Overground East Kilbride (Calderwood) - Clarkston - City Centre - Anniesland - Clydebank - Mountblow
74 Castlemilk - Croftfoot - Toryglen ASDA
75 Overground Castlemilk - Menock Road - City Centre - Saracen Cross - Milton
X80 EXPRESS Cumbernauld (Abronhill) - North Carbrain - Glasgow
81 Clydebank - Duntocher Circular
X85 EXPRESS Glasgow - Lenzie - Kirkintilloch - Campsie Glen
X86 Glasgow - Bishopbriggs - Torrance - Campsie Glen
X87 EXPRESS Glasgow - Lenzie - Kirkintilloch - Waterside
88/88A/88C Overground Glasgow - Bishopbriggs - Kirkintilloch THEN EITHER Harestanes, Campsie Glen OR Twechar
89 Inner Circle via Govan - Shawlands - Parkhead - Springburn - Partick - Govan
90 Outer Circle via Govan - Partick - Springburn - Parkhead - Shawlands - Govan
92 Partick - Gartnavel Hospital - Anniesland - Garscadden - Drumchapel
94 Knightswood - Anniesland - Kelvindale - Wyndford - Maryhill
108/308 Parkhead Forge - Carmyle - Cambuslang - Drumsagard(108) OR Newton (308)
109/119 Baljaffray - Milngavie - Maryhill - Glasgow
118/118A Duntocher - Baljaffray(118) - Bearsden - Anniesland - Glasgow
120 East Kilbride Bus Station - South Lanarkshire College
121 Govan - Pollokshields - Govanhill - [Battlefield]
131 Milton - Springburn - City Centre - Carmunnock - East Kilbride Centre - Kingsgate
133 Glasgow Fort - Gartcosh
140 Clydebank - Drumry - Drumchapel
147 Silverburn - North Pollok - Penilee - Braehead
189 Govan - Drumoyne Circular
201 Overground East Kilbride (Hairmyres) - Hamilton - Motherwell - Coatbridge - Airdrie
204/205/215/216 Balloch(204/205/215) OR Helensburgh(216) - Dumbarton - Clydebank - Scotstoun - Glasgow
206 Balloch - Alexandria - Bonhill - Bellsmyre - Dumbarton - Westcliff
207 Holytown - New Stevenston - Motherwell
208 Dumbarton Local - Silverton - Dumbarton - Brucehill
213 City Centre - Alexandra Parade - Edinburgh Road - Baillieston - Bargeddie
217 Duntocher - Clydebank - Scotstoun - Glasgow
225 Hamilton Local - Fairhill - Hamilton - Palace Retail Park
226 Overground Hamilton Local - Hillhouse - Hamilton - Palace Retail Park - Little Earnock
227 Hamilton Local - Whitehill - Hamilton
228 Hamilton Local - High Earnock - Hamilton
229 Hamilton Local - Eddlewood - Hamilton
230 Coatshill - Burnbank - Hamilton
231 Lanark - Kirkfieldbank - Crossford - Larkhall - Hamilton
240 Overground Carluke/Pather/Overtown - Motherwell - Bellshill - Parkhead - Glasgow
241 Cleland - Wishaw - Motherwell - North Motherwell
242 Larkhall/Overtown - Wishaw - Motherwell - Hamilton
245 Motherwell Local - Forgewood - North Lodge Circular
255 Newarthill - Motherwell - Hamilton - Uddingston - Parkhead - Glasgow
262 Caldercruix - Airdrie - Coatbridge - Baillieston - Parkhead - Glasgow
263 Hamilton - High Blantyre - Cambuslang - Glasgow
266/267 Shotts/Newmains - Wishaw - Motherwell - Hamilton - Blantyre - Cambuslang - Rutherglen - Glasgow
303 Evenings Only Glasgow - Shawlands - Silverburn - Barrhead
327 Sunday Only Kirkintilloch - Waterside - Twechar
343 Cumbernauld Local - Cumbernauld - Seafar/North Carbrain Circular
355 Newarthill - Motherwell
398 Central Station - Buchanan Bus Station - Queen Street Station (City Centre RailLink)
500 "Night Flyer" Overnight Glasgow - Hamilton - London Victoria Coach Station
709 Drumchapel - Knightswood - Scotstoun - Linthouse - Hillington Estate
747 Glasgow Airport - Renfrew - Braehead - Partick - Glasgow
765 Easterhouse - Carntyne - Bridgeton - Govan - Hillington Estate
First Glasgow 40743 on 23
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A First Glasgow Dennis Dart/UVG bus laying over by Sauchiehall Street

A First Glasgow Dennis Dart in Buchanan bus station.

A First Glasgow Volvo B7TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini bus on the 75 route southbound on Renfield Street in Glasgow.

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