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    First Greater Glasgow

    Agree that the fact the bus dictates how the driver drives became a huge factor in me stepping away from that line of work....how I miss the Ailsa Volvo with no self-cancelling indicators...(we shall not mention driving with both the cab sliding door open and the entrance doors too). The second...
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    First Greater Glasgow

    I guess there is some business tactic behind keeping the companies legally seperate. I noticed that Kelvin Central Buses still exists as a 'dormant' company under First Glasgow and still produce annual accounts. Same with Western Buses which lay dormant for around 15 years before Stagecoach...
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    First Greater Glasgow

    Do First Glasgow share routes between depots? Had a stint with Western Scottish on the 04 Ayr to Glasgow shared between Ayr & Kilmarnock depots. Mealbreaks are often the biggest issue when wanting to utilise more geographically relevant depots to reduce dead mileage.
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    First Greater Glasgow

    Thanks for the thoughts folks. Perhaps car usage is higher in Glasgow/Manchester than Edinburgh. Edinburgh is a nightmare to drive around as the road system is very small with two way overcrowded streets. Still not sure how Lothian manage to operate a dozen hourly service routes, some heading...
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    First Greater Glasgow

    Thanks for the info. Was looking for some midweek transport down Dumbarton Road. Think I have been spoiled over the years by Lothian... a dozen night routes every day of the week and not just within the city limits. Glasgow used to have EK-Mountblow a few years back...are there really no punters...
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    First Greater Glasgow

    Perhaps off topic but, does anyone know if the City of Glasgow has ANY 24/7 public transport within its city limits? Can't find any midweek night service...First only mention weekends. Surely not possible for the largest city in Scotland.
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    First Greater Glasgow

    Worked out of Larkfield Depot on 66A St Leonards to Mountblow using Leyland Olympians with a height of 13'9. We used to stay on Dumbarton Road until a route change put us down Chalmers onto Kilbowie & under the bridge at 13'6. Notice in depot stated we MUST proceed at dead slow speed and MUST...

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