13% increase in Glasgow bus passengers on first day of rail strike

First Glasgow recorded a 13 per cent increase in bus passengers during the first day of rail strikes yesterday (Tuesday).

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Members of the RMT union working for Network Rail went on strike as part of a pay dispute, with further strikes being held on Thursday and Saturday.

Just five rail services were running across Scotland - four at Glasgow: two services to Edinburgh, one to Hamilton and another to Lanark.

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However, all local services were not running, meaning people had to look to other forms of public transport to get to their destinations in and around Glasgow.

A quiet Central Station in Glasgow, Scotland (Pic: Getty Images)

First Glasgow revealed this morning that it had seen a 13 per cent increase in the number of passengers in Glasgow on Tuesday, compared to the same day one week before.

A spokesperson said: “With bus accounting for 75% of public transport journeys compared to the combined 25% made up of all other forms of public transport, this shows the importance of a good bus network and what an agile bus network can offer to our customers and the general public.”