Trèana gu Port Adhair Ghlaschu? #gaidhlig #gaelic

Bidh mi a’ dol gu Port Adhair Ghlaschu meadhanach tric agus na bu thràithe an t-seachdain seo, chaidh mi gu Steòrnabhagh (no an t-Àrd-Ruigh de la Mer mar a th’ agam air) air a’ phleana.

Mar as trice, bidh mi a’ dol air an trèana gu Glaschu Mheadhain (GLC) agus an uair sin a’ faighinn a’ bhus o thaobh a-muigh an stèisein.

Rinn mi beagan rannsachaidh an turas seo gus faighinn a-mach an robh dòigh ann gus aon tiocaid fhaighinn airson trèana agus bus còmhla. Thug mi sùil air làrach-lìn ScotRail agus dh’ionnsaich mi gun robh tiocaidean bus/trèana rim faighinn airson trì diofar sheirbheisean bus: taobh Phàislig Sràid GhilleMhòire, taobh Phàrtaig agus taobh meadhan Ghlaschu (am bus bho Stèisean Bus Sràid Bhocannan taobh Stèisean Sràid na Banrighinn agus Stèisean a’ Mheadhain). Mar sin, faodaidh tu tiocaid a cheannach o stèisean rèile sam bith gu Port Adhair Ghlaschu agus tha an turas bus mar phàirt den phrìs.

“Glan” thuirt mi rium fhèin. Gheibh mi tiocaid airson Port Adhair Ghlaschu on Dùn Bhreac agus gheibh mi am bus taobh a-muigh Stèisean a’ Mheadhain.

Thòisich rudan a’ dol ceàrr nuair a chaidh mi gu stèisean an Dùn Bhric (DUM). Dh’fheuch mi ri tiocaid fhaighinn on inneil ach cha robh ach na tiocaidean dhan phort adhair taobh Phàislig ann (gu math saor aig £3 an taca ri £1.90 airson na trèana agus mu £5 airson bus o mheadhan a’ bhaile).

Bha deagh choltas air sin ach bha mi airson faighinn a-mach mu na busaichean o meadhan a’ bhaile is mar sin, bhruidhinn mi ri stiùiriche na trèana. Cha robh fhios aice. Mhol i gun rachainn gu oifis nan tiocaidean aig Stèisean a’ Mheadhain (GLC).

Bha am fear san oifis fada den bheachd nach robh tiocaid rèile/bus sam bith ann ach a-mhàin am tè taobh Phàislig (PYG). “OK ma-thà, thuirt mi, thèid mi taobh Phàislig. Am faigh mi return fosgailte eadar an Dùn Breaca gusPort Adhair Ghlaschu?”

“Chan fhaigh ars esan. Chan eil returns fosgailte rim faighinn tuilleadh is feumaidh tu tiocaid eile fhaighinn air an t-slighe air ais.” Chosg an tiocaid shingilte £4.80 (ged a bha e a’ cosg dìreach £3 on inneal san stèisean).

Chaidh mi an uair sin gu Pàislig agus fhuair mi am bus dhan phort adhair. Mus do dh’fhàg mi am bus, dh’fhaighnich mi dhan dràibhear “càite am faigh mi tiocaid rèile/bus eadar am Port Adhair is Glaschu nuair a thèid mi dhachaigh?”

“Chan eil fhios agam idir” thuirt e. “Faighnich sa Phort Adhair.”

Mar sin, chaidh mi aonad an luchd-turas sa phort adhair (agus postair mòr ag ràdh gun robh fiosrachadh mu chòmhdhail ri fhaighinn). Thuirt am fear “Cha bhi sinn a’ reic tiocaidean agus chan eil fhios againn ciamar a gheibh thu tiocaid. Faighnich dhan dràibhear”.

MCSFT!!

An uair sin, chaidh mi gu Steòrnabhagh air a’ phlèana agus bha an turas sin tòrr mòr na bh’ fhasa. Carson a tha e nas fhasa a bhith a’ siubhail còrr is 250 mìle ann am pleana na bhith a’ dol mu 10 mìle dhan phort adhair?

Tha mi air sgrìobhadh gu ScotRail airson barrachd fiosrachaidh. Chì sinn dè chanas iad…..

Ri leantainn!

Alasdair

An turas agam: DUM-GLC-PYG–GGT-SOY

Air m’ i-pod: The Hobbit (Leabhar claisneachd)

An litir agam:

A chàirdean,

I’m writing to ask for some information about combined rail/bus fares to GlasgowAirport.

Two days ago I wished to travel from Dumbreck to Glasgow airport via Glasgow central and a rail/bus combined ticket.

I looked up the Scotrail website (URL and text below) which gave three options for combined tickets.

I tried to buy a ticket at Dumbreck station but the machine only offered tickets for the Paisley Gimour street bus link. I asked the conductress on the train if I could buy a ticket to enable me to travel via the express bus link from outside central station. She said that she was unable to issue such a ticket through her ticket machine and advised me to go to the travel centre.

When I went to the travel centre to buy a ticket, I was advised that the only combined bus/rail ticket available was the one via Paisley Gilmour Street and that it also wasn’t possible to issue an open return.

I therefore purchased a single ticket to the airport via the Paisley Gilmour Street bus link. When I asked the bus driver how I could purchase a ticket on my return, he didn’t know but suggested that I visited the tourist information centre in the airport.

I then visited the tourist information centre and was told that they were unable to issue tickets and that they didn’t know how I could purchase a combined rail/bus ticket from the airport.

I’d be much obliged if you could tell me whether the information on the ScotRail website is correct and also whether combined bus/train tickets originating from the airport are available.

This is a journey which I make often and it would be really useful if you could explain the system to me.

I look forward to hearing from you. Many thanks in advance for your help.

Le deagh dhùrachd,

Alasdair MacCaluim

http://www.scotrail.co.uk/content/glasgow-airport.html

There are three ways to get to Glasgow Airport by rail and bus :

  • ·If you are travelling from Ayrshire or Inverclyde, you should catch a train to Paisley Gilmour Street – a frequent bus service operates from here to Glasgow Airport.
  • ·If you are travelling from north west Glasgow, Milngavie, Dumbarton, Helensburgh and beyond, you should catch a train to Partick – from here a frequent bus service operates to Glasgow Airport. Click here for timetable information.
  • ·If you are travelling from elsewhere, you should catch a train to Glasgow Central or Glasgow Queen Street – a frequent bus service operates to Glasgow Airport from both these stations. Click here for timetable information.

Combined bus and rail tickets are available for travel to the airport via all three routes, speeding up your journey by saving you the hassle of buying separate tickets for each part of your journey.

For additional information please visit the BAA Glasgow Airport Website

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3 freagairtean ri Trèana gu Port Adhair Ghlaschu? #gaidhlig #gaelic

  1. Seo an fhreagairt bho ScotRail agus an litir a sgrìobh mi air ais:

    A bhanacharaid chòir,

    Thanks very much for your prompt and helpful reply regarding combined rail/bus ticketing to Glasgow airport (below).

    I would be very grateful if you could give me some further clarification as not all of my questions were answered.

    I understand from the ScotRail website (http://www.scotrail.co.uk/content/glasgow-airport.html) and from your email that there are three ways and three different tickets to reach Glasgow airport by rail/bus combined ticket: via Paisley Gimour Street, via Partick and via Glasgow Queen Street/Central via the Airport express bus.

    Could you answer the following questions for me please:


    How does one purchase a rail/bus combined ticket for journeys originating from the airport? For example, if I wish to travel from Glasgow airport to my home station of Dumbreck via either the bus-link to Paisley Gilmour Street (then onwards by rail) or the express bus-link to Central Station (and then onwards by rail) where and how can I purchase a ticket?

    The website says that combined rail/bus tickets are available for the number 500 express bus from outside Queen Street and Central Stations to the airport. http://www.scotrail.co.uk/travelinfo/ticketsandfaresb915.html?pageid=00000000086&ms=sub However, the website also states that the tickets are for the service provided by Arriva, a service which has I understand has now ceased. Could you tell me please whether the tickets are available for/valid on the successor service, the First Airport Shuttle.

    Many thanks in advance for your help with this. It is much appreciated.

    Le deagh dhùrachd,

    Alasdair MacCaluim

    —– Original Message —–
    From: Scotrail Customer Relations
    To: staran@tesco.net
    Sent: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 09:31:31 -0000 (UTC)
    Subject: Case Ref: 6807821

    ScotRail
    Customer Relations
    PO Box 7030
    Fort William
    PH33 6WX

    Tel: 08456 015 929
    Fax: 01397 708 239

    Our Ref: 6807821 /SR

    Dear Mr MacCullium

    Thank you for your email dated 23 November 2012 regarding your journey between Glasgow Central and Glasgow Airport.

    I can confirm that when purchasing either an Anytime Day single ticket or an Anytime Day return ticket to travel between Glasgow Central and Paisley Gilmour Street this entitles you to travel on the shuttle bus free of charge from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Airport.

    However, you are unable to purchase an open return ticket for this journey. Therefore, if you are not returning the same day then a Single ticket would suit your requirements.

    With regards to the website when you get to the stage of ticket selection it does show that your ticket is valid for travel via Paisley Coach.

    Thank you for contacting ScotRail

    Should you need to reply to this email, please respond to scotrailcustomer.relations@firstgroup.com.

    'S toil

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