Go Smart Card

We're teaming up with First Bus on the Glasgow to Paisley Corridor!


First Glasgow and McGill’s have announced a team up that will see both operators accept each other’s tickets to make life easier for key workers on the Glasgow to Paisley corridor.

Customers using First Glasgow’s Service 9/9A and the McGill’s service 38 for essential travel journeys between Paisley and Glasgow can now use any operator ticket across both of these services to allow them more travel options for getting to and from work as the Covid-19 crisis continues to have an impact on public transport options in the area.

From Sunday April 12th, two of Glasgow’s biggest bus operators, will be introducing a reduced, coordinated service provision on the Paisley – Glasgow corridor, which involves joint ticket acceptance on the below services;

McGill’s will operate a 30-minute daytime/60 minute evening service between Johnstone & Paisley on their 38 to Glasgow.

McGill’s will also operate an hourly service between Paisley and Berryknowes Rd on their service 17.

First will operate a 30-minute daytime/60 minute evening service between Braehead & Penilee on their City service 9A .

The basic agreement is that both operators will accept each other’s tickets (either Mticket, Paper or Paypoint) as long as they have a valid expiry date. Unfortunately, First Bus are unable to accept McGill’s GoSmart, while McGill’s are unable to accept First Bus tokens.

Graeme Macfarlan, Commercial Director for First Glasgow, said: "First Glasgow are proud to be providing lifeline service that allow people to make essential travel journeys including our key workers who are keeping us all going during these unprecedented times as we all fight the spread of the Coronavirus.

"We are pleased to team up with our colleagues at McGill’s to deliver this benefit to key workers. It is a small gesture that we wanted to do that we know will make life easier for people needing to use these services for essential travel during this difficult time, especially our key workers who are on the frontline saving lives everyday.”

Ralph Roberts, Managing Director of McGill’s, said: "This cooperation between First and McGill’s is the sensible thing to do for those having to make essential journeys. We applaud not just the bus users who are out keeping our country moving but also our bus drivers who are also on the front line making this happen.”


Sign up to our newsletter

Keep up to date with our latest news, route information and seasonal offers.
Bus Users Scotland
Secure online payments via: credit cards accepted

View Desktop
View Mobile