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Posted by Clyde Gateway: 9 December 2015

Evening Hospital Visitor Service from Community Transport Glasgow

Community Transport Glasgow (CTG) operates a free service to transport individuals to hospital to visit friends and family.

The FREE hospital evening visitor transport service is available to anyone who lives within the areas detailed below. However, priority will always be given to older people (over 60), people living with a disability to those in receipt of benefits (NB the eligibility criteria is subject to change).

Below is a list of the areas and the hospitals covered:

  • East Glasgow – Glasgow Royal Infirmary
  • South East Glasgow – South Glasgow University Hospitals
  • South West Glasgow – South Glasgow University Hospitals
  • West Glasgow – Gartnavel General Hospital & South Glasgow University Hospitals

HOW TO BOOK

To book transport to your nearest hospital:

  • Telephone the CTG Booking Hotline on 0845 128 4027 during the following hours:
    • Monday to Thursday (1.00pm – 4.00pm)
    • Friday (1.00pm – 3.30pm).
  • If you have never used the service before, you will be asked for information to register you to use the transport. You will also be given a Registration Number (quote this number each time you book to speed up the booking process)
  • Tell CTG what hospital you will be visiting
  • All pick-ups will be confirmed by telephone
  • Once you are booked, CTG will pick you up and drop you off as close as possible to your front door
  • If you are visiting your local hospital, you can book up to one week in advance.

Please note that all information is treated with the strictest confidence and in compliance with the Data Protection Act.

 

Posted by Clyde Gateway: 2 December 2015

New Scotrail Winter Train Timetable

The new winter timetable recently announced by Scotrail and Transport Scotland will see service changes across the rail network. The new timetable will commence 13 December 2015 until 19 March 2016.

Further details of individual service changes can be obtained at www.scotrail.co.uk/dec15timetable

Passengers can also check their journeys before travel by using the journey checker at www.scotrail.co.uk/check-your-journey (NB enter date after 13 December 2015 to see new timetable).

 

Posted by Clyde Gateway: 2 December 2015

Camglen Bike Town – Guided Rides

Camglen Bike Town, a cycling initiative of Healthy n Happy Community Development Trust, have many planned activities for all ages and levels of experience over the coming weeks ahead and the year ahead.

These are some of the activities on offer from Camglen:

Weekly Adult Guided Rides offering easy paced adult-only rides that are suitable for less confident cyclists and people who want to cycle at a leisurely pace.

Go Further Friday Guided Rides that provide an opportunity to remain in the saddle for a little bit longer, cycling a farther distance at a slightly faster pace.

Family-Friendly Guided Rides: Children are very welcome but not compulsory, so bring the kids along or to come on your own. NB anyone under 16 must be accompanied an adult.

All rides meet at the Bike Shop in a Box on 39 Downiebrae Road, Rutherglen. G73 1PW and are facilitated by friendly, experienced ride leaders. Although extra support and encouragement is offered to new cyclists, there is always a warm welcome for everyone. Cycle skills sessions, designed to improve participants’ bike handling skills and confidence when cycling on the road, are also included on a regular basis.

Further information on the above or details of events, maintenance workshops, news, or the full range of activities offered by Camglen Bike Town can be found at: www.healthynhappy.org.uk/bike-town or through the following address: biketown@healthynhappy.org.uk, or by telephoning 0141 646 0123.

 

Posted by Clyde Gateway: 5 June 2015

Bike Week: 13 to 21 June 2015

Glasgow City council is encouraging everyone to “get on their bikes” during National Bike Week from 13 to 21 June 2015 . An exciting programme of events has been brought together to encourage you to think about your everyday journeys and look at cycling as an alternative (and healthy!) way to travel.

Full Programme of Events

Bike Week

The biggest nationwide yearly cycling event in the UK, the week demonstrates the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling.

For more information, including schedule of events go to:

www.glasgow.gov.uk/cycling

bikeweek.org.uk

 

Posted by Clyde Gateway: 26 May 2015

New Clyde Gateway Bus Service – CG1

Clyde Gateway URC is pleased to announce a new bus service will operate in the Clyde Gateway area. The service will be operated by Community Transport Glasgow (CTG) on behalf of Clyde Gateway, with financial assistance from Transport Scotland, and will commence from Monday, 1 June 2015.  The service will operate an hourly service on Mondays to Fridays between Rutherglen and Carmyle via Shawfield, Bridgeton, Dalmarnock, Emirates Arena, and Clyde Gateway East and the first journey will leave Rutherglen at 6am with the last journey departing from Carmyle at 6.27pm. The route links four railway stations and further improves access to those locations that are increasingly becoming home to new offices, factories and commercial developments across Clyde Gateway.

To download the timetable for the new service go to: http://www.clydegateway.com and select the button for “Download the Timetable for the CG1 Bus Service

 

Posted by Clyde Gateway: 26 May 2015

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust (GVVT) Annual Open Day

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust is celebrating its 50th anniversary on Sunday, 7th June 2015 and Bridgeton Bus Garage, located in Broad Street, Bridgeton, will be opening its doors between 10.00am and 5.00pm to mark this special occasion.

In addition to a vintage bus ride into Glasgow city centre and back, visitors will be able to view the development of Glasgow buses over the years and see the restoration work currently underway. Items from GVVT’s own archives will also be on show.

For further details visit: www.gvvt.org

 

Posted by Clyde Gateway: 1 May 2015

New Scotrail Summer Train Timetable

The new summer timetable, recently announced by Scotrail and Transport Scotland will see service changes across the rail network. The new timetable will commence 17 May 2015 until 12 December 2015.

Further details of the service changes can be obtained at: https://www.scotrail.co.uk/plan-your-journey/timetables-and-routes

Passengers can also check their journeys before travel by using the journey checker at https://www.scotrail.co.uk/check-your-journey

 

Posted by Clyde Gateway: 29 April 2015

New Clyde Gateway Bus Service

Clyde Gateway URC is pleased to announce that it has secured funding from Transport Scotland to provide a new local bus service contract for the Clyde Gateway area.

The new contract will see the provision of an hourly bus service on Mondays to Fridays running between Rutherglen and Carmyle Railway stations via Shawfield, Bridgeton, Dalmarnock and Clyde Gateway East.

The new service will be operated by Community Transport Glasgow (CTG) on behalf of Clyde Gateway and is expected to start in June 2015 for a four year period.

Keep watching this website for further announcements and information regarding this new service.

 

Posted by Clyde Gateway: 25 November 2014

2015 British Cycling MTB Cross Country Series

Scottish Cycling and the Scottish Cross Country Association (SXC) have announced online entries are available for the 2015 race series.

The season offers cyclists great opportunities to compete on various courses across the country. The season will start at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games course at Cathkin Braes, Glasgow, G76 9EY on Sunday, 22 March 2015 and each round will offer a variety of racing categories to accommodate all ages and abilities.

Further details can be obtained by visiting the Scottish cycling website at:

 

Posted by Clyde Gateway: 25 November 2014

New Scotrail Winter Train Timetable

As part of the new winter timetable announced by Scotrail and Transport Scotland, rail passenger will see service changes in the Clyde Gateway area and in other parts of the network. The new winter timetable will commence 14 December 2201 until 16 May 2015 although some service alterations will start from 9 December 2014.

Further details of the service changes can be obtained at: www.scotrail.co.uk/content/new-services-winter-timetable

Passengers can also check their journey times by using the journeyplanner at www.scotrail.co.uk/plan-your-journey/timetables-connections

 

Posted by Clyde Gateway: 20 November 2014

Festive Period Rail Timetable

Scotrail has posted information on their services operating over the festive period.

A pdf of the timetable changes can be obtained at: www.scotrail.co.uk/sites/default/files/Christmas timetable 2014.pdf

Passengers are advised to check with Scotrail prior to travelling in case of any timetable disruption.

 

Posted by Clyde Gateway: 19 November 2014

Bike Hire Scheme

The Mass Automated Cycle Hire (MACH) scheme is coming to Bridgeton.

nextbike www.nextbike.co.uk/en/glasgow/ who operate the bike hire scheme in Glasgow - the "People Make Glasgow" bikes - will be relocating one of their cycle racks (approximately 4 bikes) to Bridgeton Cross. It is expected the racks will be installed sometime in early 2015.

There are two main hire schemes available - an annual subscription of £60 with a cheaper hourly hire rate (first half hour of hire is free) or a pay-as-you-go "regular fare" - £1 for every half hour up to 5 hours, or £10 for 5-24 hours. Further price details can be obtained at: www.nextbike.co.uk/en/glasgow/

Clyde Gateway will also be working with nextbike looking at the potential of other sites in the area.

 

Posted by Clyde Gateway: 19 November 2014

New Cycling App

Future City Glasgow futurecity.glasgow.gov.uk has launched a new free mobile phone app - called Glasgow Cycling - designed to build a more accurate picture of routes cyclists take to travel about the city. The information obtained will assist planners and ensure future improvements and investments are made in the most appropriate locations.

Now cyclists using the app are able to automatically log information on their route whilst cycling. Information will be recorded on route taken, distance travelled, time taken and average speeds, and the anonymous information collected will be available for free on Future City Glasgow's website. The app will enable cyclists to plan their own routes and provide their own input by rating cycle routes.

The free Glasgow Cycling app is available now from the Apple store on your iphone and an android version will be available soon on Google Play.

For further information please go to: http://futurecity.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=14384

 

Posted by Clyde Gateway: 24 September 2014

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust (GVVT)

Right on our doorstep is the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust (GVVT) www.gvvt.org based in the old Bridgeton Bus Garage in Fordneuk Street, Bridgeton. The garage is normally opened to the public on one day of the year and this year it is on Sunday 12 October 2014 from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.

The Glasgow Vintage Trust is a local charity which was formed to restore and preserve passenger carrying (PCV) and commercial vehicles and has over 100 buses, coaches, commercial vehicles and fire appliances in its collection. Vehicles are usually owned by individuals or small groups and range from hulks rescued from scrap yards and awaiting restoration to fully restored and active examples. Vehicles from the collection participate in events within the city and beyond, often allowing the public the opportunity to travel on them.

The Trust also operates a project called Back on the Road which aims to assist those with drug or alcohol addiction problems by providing work experience which will prepare them for a return to employment and society in general. The project operates in conjunction with the local addiction agencies and has proved to be very successful in achieving its aims.

As well as an opportunity to see the GVVT collection there will be visiting vehicles, sales stalls, the Clippie’s Cafe, etc.

A frequent free bus service using a variety of historic vehicles will link Bridgeton Garage with Glasgow City Centre and the Riverside Museum.

Admission prices: Adults £6, Concessions £4, Family £15.

It is a good chance to support a local charity and entrance is free if you join the Trust on the day.