Changes to 302 bus service


Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has agreed a revised timetable for the 302 bus service, between Carrick Castle and Helensburgh via Lochgoilhead, after consultation with users.

The changes will come into force from Monday 4 June and the new timetable will mean there is an extra journey leaving from Arrochar at 7.56am for Carrick Castle.

This service will also call at Arrochar and Tarbet train station if a request is put to the operator, Garelochhead Coaches, at least the evening before the journey commences.

SPT Chief Executive Gordon Maclennan said: “I am pleased that we have been able to work with customers of the 302 bus service and Argyll and Bute Council and improve this timetable.

“It is welcome news that the new timetable will provide an extra morning journey and that it also gives people the option to travel to Arrochar and Tarbet train station.”

In the evening, the 6.10pm journey from Helensburgh will now leave 45 minutes earlier at 5.25pm and the last stop will be at Corrow near Drimsynie.

There will no longer be the opportunity to ask for an extension to Carrick Castle on this journey but there will be an extra journey from Corrow to Arrochar at 6.25pm where it will be possible to travel on connections by Citylink Coaches and ScotRail.

Argyll and Bute’s councillor for Energy, Development, Infrastructure and Tourism, John Semple said: “It’s unfortunate there are changes in the service however there were some difficult decisions to make on how to make savings on public transport in Argyll and Bute.

“I’d encourage people to look at the council’s website to make a note of the changes.”

The 302 service is jointly funded by Argyll and Bute Council and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport and operated on their behalf by Garelochhead Coaches.

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