Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has welcomed plans by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) to integrate public transport in the region.
The plans, which are backed by Transport Scotland, would see a single new bus brand, Strathclyde Buses, brought in in the West of Scotland.
New coordinated timetables across buses, trains, ferries and the Glasgow Subway will be introduced to ensure all transport services join up seamlessly.
A new app is also set to be launched for the integrated service to provide information for all forms of public transport.
Commenting, Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley said:
“I welcome SPT’s contribution to the ongoing debate on how best to deliver a smart, integrated and efficient public transport network for the West of Scotland.
“Passengers will be able to travel across Strathclyde much easier, whether that be from Hamilton to Girvan or Lanark to Oban, and the new app will provide information to your fingertips so you can plan your journey and react to any changes.
“This will open up opportunities for my constituents who will be able to travel further for both work and leisure as well as opening up South Lanarkshire and boosting the local economy.
“SPT’s ambitions for a fully integrated public transport system across the west of Scotland are very much aligned with Scottish Government’s vision for transport as set out in the National Transport Strategy.
“The recently published second Strategic Transport Projects Review includes 45 draft recommendations for future transport infrastructure investment including plans for a Clyde Metro and a fully integrated smart ticketing and payment services across all public transport modes.”