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James

All aboard for 20m bus base

All aboard for 20m bus base ( Evening Times)



These are the first images of Glasgow's new 20million bus depot.


First Glasgow unveiled the architect's impressions of the company's new depot and HQ,
to be built at Gushetfaulds, in Glasgow's South Side. The new facility will be the largest
bus depot in the UK, with space for 450 buses and 1200 employees.

First Glasgow's managing director Fiona Kerr said: "The plans for our new depot and
headquarters are fantastic. It's really exciting to think that later this year we'll be enjoying
a state-of-the-art facility specifically designed for operating and maintaining buses.

"Our 20m investment is great news for our customers - the new facility will help us improve
upon an already strong punctuality and reliability performance and we hope it will encourage
people to consider bus travel more often."

Scheduled to start operating in November, the construction site was officially opened by
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.First Glasgow is running a competition where children's
artwork will be displayed on hoardings around the 10 acre site on Cathcart Road until May.

Four winners will also be chosen to have their artwork displayed on the back of some First
Glasgow buses. Stephen Scott, Balfour Beatty Delivery Unit Managing Director, added:
"We are delighted to be constructing this ambitious bus depot for First Glasgow. Work is
progressing well on the project, which when complete will help revitalise an area which has
lain derelict for many years."



James H
Gina

Re: All aboard for 20m bus base

James wrote:
All aboard for 20m bus base ( Evening Times)




................Four winners will also be chosen to have their artwork displayed on the back of some First
Glasgow buses...............


James H


Maybe they should put Susan Boyle's picture on the back of their buses
Stuball

Now we know why the kept the underpasses when they built the motorway...
Marblez

I still think one if for a possible Crossrail and the other is for the bus depot. Time will tell
Cole

they are making good progress too




they have been working on it for some time but the "first" blue fence around it only went up in November I think.

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