McGill’s Buses have announced they are to cut their Foxbar bus service short in the evening, beginning tonight, after a number of buses have become the target of vandalism within the Foxbar area of Paisley.
Service 61, Johnstone to Foxbar will terminate at Cross Road nightly at 8pm, effective tonight until further notice.
Over a period of months, damage has been caused while vehicles have been carrying passengers and travelling along the road of various streets including Brediland Road, Morar Drive and Herriot Avenue.
McGill’s, said: “The last bus from Paisley to Foxbar is 7.40pm and from Foxbar is 7.54pm.
“We apologise for any inconvenience, but we have no alternative but to protect our employees and passengers.”
Police yesterday made made an appeal to members of the public for information to help catch those causing damage to buses passing though Foxbar.
Inspector Tracy Harkins, based at Paisley Police Office, said: “These are dangerous and idiotic acts of vandalism. It is only through good fortune that no serious injuries have occurred to either the driver or passengers within these buses.
“We are carrying out extra uniformed and plain clothes patrols of the area however have been unsuccessful in detecting the offenders so far.
“I would ask all local residents to be vigilant of persons hanging about or acting suspiciously within the area to call the police immediately.
“It is not uncommon for the public to have information on those responsible and I would implore anyone with any information to phone us on telephone number 101 or anonymously on Crimestoppers telephone number 0800555111.”
One of the areas councillors, Stephen Burns said that additional warden and police patrols were taking place tonight. He said: “I urge the community to report the vandals to Police on 101 or via Crimestoppers”.
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