Although the council does not run any bus or train services, we have a big role to play in improving infrastructure and encouraging residents to use public transport.
East Renfrewshire Council is a member of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) who have a key role in planning and delivery of better public transport services.
Public transport is an affordable, convenient and reliable means of getting around, both locally and further a field.
Concessionary travel is available with a National Entitlement Card:
Bus Services in East Renfrewshire are operated by a variety of public transport operators.
The council has responsibility for providing and maintaining most bus stops and shelters, except those which display advertising.
Rail services in East Renfrewshire are operated by First Scotrail as part of their franchise agreement with Transport Scotland.
East Renfrewshire is served by 3 railway lines and 9 stations:
- Glasgow to East Kilbride line with stations at Thornliebank, Giffnock, Clarkston and Busby
- Glasgow to Neilston line with stations at Williamwood, Whitecraigs, Patterton and Neilston
- Glasgow and South Western line with a station at Barrhead
Scotland-wide public transport information is available from Traveline Scotland. Their telephone service is available by calling 0871 200 22 33 and you can plan journeys online at:
Council Travel Points
Public transport information can be collected from travel points in the foyer of the council headquarters at Eastwood Park and inside the customer first hall at Main Street, Barrhead.Council Headquarters,
211 Main Street,
Information about the council's Local Transport Strategy can be found at:
Tips on environmental friendly ways to travel can be found at: