TRANSPORT bosses have promised to rethink plans to cut a bus service to Glasgow's West End after hearing from angry residents.

About 80 people from Kelvindale attended a public meeting to protest at the axing of the No 11 route.

The SPT subsidised service, which carried passengers to and from the area to the city centre, has been cut as part of First Glasgow's major SimpliCity overhaul.

It has been replaced by an alternative service, but people in Kelvindale do not have a bus that takes them to or from the city centre after 7pm.

Some people said they were they were being forced to use two buses to make the short trip or walk to main routes in Great Western Road or Maryhill Road to catch a bus.

Ronnie Park, managing director of First Glasgow, told the meeting the service was "not profitable".

But, after hearing the concerns of residents, Mr Park and Alex Scott, SPT bus service manager, agreed to review the decision and take part in talks.

Caroline Johnston, chairwoman of Kelvindale Community Council, said: "That so many people have come out in force demonstrates how important our service is to us. We must ensure it serves the older people and young people too."

Patricia Ferguson, MSP for Maryhill and Springburn, who organised the public meeting, said: "We want a service that helps us go about our everyday lives. I don't think that is too much to ask."

"The new service is called SimpliCity, which is ironic because it has now been made very complicated for people in Kelvindale."

First Glasgow's SimpliCity changes came into force on May 26.

First said the new timetables would see an improvement in central services, but they have meant the axing of a number of minor and duplicate routes.