FIRST Glasgow will be increasing bus services as of Monday, June 29, to support the rise in people travelling.

The new timetables will see increases in frequency on many First services to provide more buses and more journeys along the routes.

Weekend services will also see some increases.

The move follows further funding being made available to bus operators by Transport Scotland.

This new funding follows on from the current scheme that is due to end and will provide an additional £47m to support an increase in bus service levels across the country, as the current 2m physical distancing measures limit the capacity on-board.

Andrew Jarvis, managing director at First Glasgow, said: “All our vehicles are now fitted with measures to ensure that customers who need to travel can adhere to the physical distancing guidelines.

"This includes signage to advise customers on where to sit to keep a safe distance and new technology to help drivers monitor the number of people on board at any one time.

“We expect there will still be occasions when customers may not be able to board their intended journey due to capacity levels being reached.

"We are therefore advising people to check their journey details in advance on our app, avoid busier periods which are currently the afternoon and allow extra time for their journey as they may need to wait if their bus is full when it arrives.”

Details of the service improvements will be on the First Glasgow website from June 25.