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Bus Regulation, The Musical: Screening And Discussion
August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Join Get Glasgow Moving for a screening of ‘Bus Regulation: The Musical’, as performed at the CCA in April this year.
Created by Glasgow-based artist Ellie Harrison, ‘Bus Regulation: The Musical’ is inspired by the 1980s hit musical ‘Starlight Express’, and features performers on roller skates to re-enact the history of public transport provision in the Strathclyde region from the post-war period to the present day. You can watch the recording here!
Beginning with the municipal ownership of buses in the 1960s, through the 1968 Transport Act which created the Greater Glasgow PTE and the Trans-Clyde integrated system in 1979, ‘Bus Regulation: The Musical’ takes you into the chaos caused by bus de-regulation in 1986, the numerous mergers & takeovers of the 1990s that followed, right up to the fragmented and expensive system we’re left with as a result. The Musical concludes with a celebration of Get Glasgow Moving’s proposals to re-regulate our region’s buses in order to create a world-class, fully-integrated and affordable public transport network fit for the 21st century.
The 30-minute screening will be introduced by Ellie Harrison and other members of the Get Glasgow Moving committee. It will be followed by a Q&A and discussion about how you can get involved in the campaign by responding to SPT’s consultation on our new Regional Transport Strategy (open for 12 weeks from late July/early August 2022).