Category Archives: Transport

MSP SUPPORTS AGE SCOTLAND’S STILL WAITING CAMPAIGN

On Friday 17th May Central Scotland MSP, John Wilson, visited Age Scotland’s shop in Falkirk and met with Carole Anderson and Ann Nicol to discuss the objectives of the Still Waiting campaign currently promoted by the charity. The bus pass … Continue reading

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PLANS FOR TIGHTER CONTROLS ON TAXI FIRMS WELCOMED

  On Wednesday 28 November, Central Scotland MSP, John Wilson, welcomed the news of a consultation launched by the Scottish Government on plans to crack down on rogue taxi firms. Various proposals focusing on changes to taxi and private hire car … Continue reading

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JOHN WILSON MSP VISIT TO FIRST GLASGOW

  John Wilson MSP visited First Glasgow on Monday 27th August to discuss bus services in the constituency of Central Scotland. Mr Wilson was shown round the office by Mr Ronnie Park, Managing Director, and Mr Alex Shearer. A wide … Continue reading

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NEW HOTLINE FOR PUBLIC TO HELP PREVENT BUS PASS FRAUD

Bus users across Scotland are being encouraged to use a new hotline number to help prevent National Concessionary Travel scheme fraud.   The roll-out of smart technology on Scotland’s buses has given Transport Scotland a far greater ability to prevent … Continue reading

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MSP CONGRATULATES ASLEF MOTHERWELL ON 100 SUCCESSFUL YEARS

Central Scotland MSP John Wilson has submitted a motion to the Scottish Parliament congratulating the trade union ASLEF’s Motherwell branch on reaching its 100 year anniversary. ASLEF, the Associated Society of Locomotive Steam Enginemen and Firemen, is the trade union … Continue reading

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MSP RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT REDUCED BUS SERVICES BETWEEN GARTCOSH AND GLASGOW FORT

Central Scotland MSP John Wilson, has sought answers from Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) after a decision was made to reduce the bus service which travels between Gartcosh and the Glasgow Fort.   Mr Wilson has written to SPT’s Chief … Continue reading

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MSP WELCOMES SILVERDALE RE-THINK

Central Scotland MSP John Wilson, has welcomed the news that Silverdale Coaches has reversed their decision to withdraw from the Scotland-Wide Free Bus Travel scheme and will once again be accepting concessionary card holders on their bus services. John Wilson … Continue reading

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MSP QUERIES TICKETING ARRANGEMENTS ON AIRDRIE TO BATHGATE RAIL LINE

John Wilson, MSP for Central Scotland, has sought clarification regarding the ticketing arrangements currently in operation on the Airdrie-Bathgate rail line. John Wilson has written to Steve Montgomery, Managing Director of Scotrail, to ask whether Flexi 10’s or Flexi 50’s … Continue reading

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MSP RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT REDUCED BUS SERVICES IN MOODIESBURN AND MUIRHEAD

Central Scotland MSP John Wilson has sought answers from Transport Scotland and Stagecoach after bus services in Moodiesburn and Muirhead have depleted following the opening of the M80/A80 bypass.   Following the opening of the M80/A80 bypass, several services, including … Continue reading

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BUDGET BOOST FOR SCOTLAND

John Wilson, SNP MSP for Central Scotland, has welcomed the vote in the Scottish Parliament passing the SNP Government’s 2011/2012 budget for Scotland.  The budget confirms funding for a Council Tax freeze for the fourth year running, the ending of … Continue reading

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