Hyslop Welcomes Improved 38 Service for Constituents as 1000 Signature Petition Pays Off
Fiona Hyslop MSP for the Linlithgow Constituency has welcomed the news that First Bus have revised their number 38 service following comments and concerns they received prior to their consultation with local authorities. The changes will be effective from January 28th 2019.
“Over the summer I met with a number of Bridgend Residents who raised their concerns about the withdrawal of the number 38 bus through Bridgend. I have been in regular contact with First Bus since July pursing this issue and met them in September to raise local concerns and highlight the impact of losing the service.
“I made a strong protest on behalf of the people of Bridgend to First Bus and presented First Bus with a petition signed by over 1,000 local residents frustrated with the removal for the 38 service. While I am pleased that evening journeys will be servicing the Bridgend community, there are still those in Bridgend who need a regular service to travel to medical or dentist appointments during the day who will not benefit from this extended service.
“I would also welcome the news that First Bus have included more direct links to St John’s Hospital from Whitburn and Blackburn and am pleased that First Bus have reflected on their decision to withdraw a number of services in West Lothian.”
38 Service: Stirling – Bannockburn – Forth Valley Royal Hospital – Larbert – Falkirk – Linlithgow – Winchburgh – Kirkliston – Edinburgh
Improved daytime frequency
• Frequency increased to every 15 minutes over the full route, during the day, Monday to Saturday
• Evening journeys will now serve Bridgend Village
• Service 38 – This service will be revised to operate a 15-minute frequency between Linlithgow and Edinburgh during the daytime on Mondays to Saturdays. Evening journeys after 1845 will be renumbered 38A and divert via Bridgend.