Falkirk passengers urged to 'get back on the bus' by First Midland

As its bus services get ever closer to normal timetables once more First Midland is asking even more people to climb aboard and use public transport again.

By James Trimble
Friday, 31st July 2020, 12:48 pm

According to First, from Monday, August 3 the vast majority of its services will be further improved, with many routes operating later journeys across the


The firm stated now, with a number of measures in place to ensure customer and staff safety remains a number one priority, timetables are getting closer to their normal levels.

First Bus services will be increasing and timetables will almost be back to normal following a further easing of lockdown restrictions

First Midland operations director David Phillips said: “We are looking forward to welcoming back even more customers over the coming weeks and months as the vast majority of services now begin to operate nearer to pre-COVID-19 timetable levels.

“This means with social distancing still in place, we will have many more seats available than in recent weeks and services operating at higher frequencies. We know this additional capacity and frequency will be a great relief to some commuters, as well as customers considering their first journeys for leisure purposes.

“We are grateful to all our customers for adhering to our on-board measures and thank them for their support. These measures, together with enhanced anti-viral cleaning and the increase in frequency provide reassurance to our customers that our services are safe and reliable.

“We are delighted to play our part in helping to get the local economy moving again.”

First Midland also stated it is focusing resources to services where demand has returned and there is still high demand.

As a result, some other services will still be restricted in terms of service levels and customers are urged to refer to the First Bus website to check the full timetable information before travelling.

Visit www.firstscotlandeast.com for more information.