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SPT continue to subsidise vital services

SPT’s Operations Committee today approved several socially necessary services for South Lanarkshire, Argyll & Bute and East Ayrshire council areas.

SPT Operations Committee Chair Councillor Denis McKenna said:

“Due to fluctuations in the commercial market, many services are at times under threat.

“I’m pleased, therefore, that SPT can step in and protect services relied upon by local communities and where possible we will endeavour to do so.”

The following contracts were awarded:

Service 252 – Stonehouse – Strathaven – awarded to Whitelaw’s Coaches from July 2015 until July 2017

Service 316 – Helensburgh – Garelochhead – Coulport – awarded to Garelochhead Coaches from July 2015 until July 2018

Service X50 – Cumnock – Sorn – awarded to Western Buses from July 2015 until July 2018

Full timetable information will be available on Traveline Scotland in the near future – please contact SPT directly for timetable info in the interim at