Strathclyde Partnership for Transport’s MyBus service, which was recently awarded the Best Bus Service at the Scottish Transport Awards, is proving to be a lifeline for passengers who struggle to use regular public transport.
The M98 Motherwell MyBus is designed to offer a door-to-door service for people who are unable to use standard buses, either through mobility problems or advanced age.
It is a simple service to use and journeys can either be booked over the phone or via a recently launched online service.
It is a big help to us and I would recommend it to anyone with mobility problems as it is a really comfortable bus.”
Rose Brewer (featured in picture) and her husband Alexander have been using the service for over 18 months and use it to get about their home town of Motherwell four or five times a week.
She said: “MyBus is a fantastic service and I don’t know how I would get about without it.
“My husband and I use it to get to the shops in Motherwell and Bellshill and it is a great way to get about
“It is a big help to us and I would recommend it to anyone with mobility problems as it is a really comfortable bus.
“It is very easy to book and MyBus takes you door to door and which is a huge benefit when the weather is bad in the winter months.”
SPT also provides MyBus Rural which can be used by people living in remote areas who find accessing public transport difficult due to their location.
SPT Vice Chair David Fagan said: “MyBus is proving to be a real benefit to so many in Motherwell and really is a fantastic service.
“For people like Rose and Alexander who have difficulty using public transport, MyBus can be a real lifeline for them to get out and about.
“It is open to a wide range of people, including those with a temporary disability, and it’s only a click, or a phone call, away so why not see if it could help you get around?”