From next Monday there will be temporary changes to the timetable for Scottish Citylink.

The official government advice is not to travel unless it is essential.

The bus company says the reduced timetable they are introducing will try to ensure that critical routes are maintained. They also say that the whole bus and coach industry has improved cleaning regimes to protect the safety of staff and passengers.

Robert Andrew, Regional Director for Stagecoach said: “Along with other bus and coach operators and key sectors, we are working hard to support the national effort to tackle the current challenging situation.

“The safety of our customers and our employees is at the heart of everything we do. We also know that our coach services play a vital role in keeping the country running and ensuring key sector personnel get to work.

“Following the latest government advice, we have reviewed our timetables and made temporary changes which reflect the reduced level of travel. Our objective has been to focus resources on where we know they are needed most at this time.

“We are working hard to best maintain essential services, safeguard jobs and ensure the long-term sustainability of a sector which is central to our economy and communities.

“We will continue to monitor the position, liaise closely with government and other authorities, and respond as appropriate to what is a dynamic situation.”

Full details of the revised timetable can be found at https://www.citylink.co.uk/serviceupdates.php 

You are advised to check the details before setting off.

The main timetable changes include:

  • CitylinkAIR (Glasgow-Edinburgh Airport) – services to be temporarily suspended
  • 900 Service (Glasgow-Edinburgh) – no overnight journeys will operate. Reduced daytime services will see a half hourly service during the day and an hourly evening service.
  • Service 909 (Glasgow/Dunblane-Stirling-Edinburgh) – only two return services per day to operate between Stirling and Edinburgh
  • Saltire Cross network (Glasgow/Edinburgh/Perth/Dundee/Aberdeen/Inverness) – all Gold services and evening services will be suspended and the network will operate a reduced timetable.

Scottish Citylink is a joint venture between transport operators Stagecoach and ComfortDelGro.

Since the impact of the coronavirus in the UK, the company has implemented additional hygiene measures to protect passengers, frontline workers and office-based staff. 

In addition to well-established and rigorous cleaning regimes, there has been more frequent cleaning of main customer touch-points on vehicles, such as hand poles and grab rails. 

Customers can stay up to date with all the latest news from Scottish Citylink on Twitter at @ScotCitylink or by visiting citylink.co.uk