Article: Vital bus route saved after hundreds sign petition

The No. 49 bus. Picture credit: Kirsty Anderson/ Herald and Times from the Evening times website

A threatened bus service has been saved from the chop after hundreds signed an online petition to save it.

First Bus and SPT have U-turned on their plans to scrap the number 49 bus, which runs through South Park Village, Priesthill, Pollok and Govan.

The hourly service is used by locals to visit main shopping areas, such as Govan Arcade and Silverburn, and also takes patients and visitors to the new Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

As reported in yesterday’s Evening Times, more than 1000 people pledged their support for an online petition set up by Pollok councillor David McDonald, calling for it to be saved.

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