BUS passengers who criticised "vital" routes linking Renfrewshire and Glasgow have won their battle for improved services at peak times.

McGill's have come under fire for the service offered on the 23 and X23 routes which take passengers in Erskine, Inchinnan and Renfrew to and from Glasgow.

After a heated public meeting last week, chiefs at the Greenock-based firm promised to listen to comments and return with a concrete plan for the routes' future.

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They will present their proposals to passengers at another public meeting in the Normandy Hotel, Renfrew, tonight, starting at 7pm.

However, The Gazette has obtained a copy of the company's plans, which include the introduction of a new XP23 service.

McGill's have said the service will offer greater capacity at peak times, with 16 journeys instead of the current total of 12.

However, the firm has not commented on what this will mean for services at non-peak times - leading to concerns that passengers who travel outside of peak hours will be left stranded.

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The proposals seen by The Gazette also state the new XP23 service for Renfrew will operate out of Inchinnan, with a new service for Erskine operating on the old Arriva X23 route.

McGill's has been contacted for comment by The Gazette