Subway upgrade

Glasgow’s subway systemm is set to be upgraded thanks to an award of £1.2 million from the European regional development fund.

Govan, Ibrox, Cessnock and Bridge Street subway stations are all set for improvements while a £419,000 grant is also being put toward the Clyde Gateway’s sustainable transport project.

Glasgow southside MSP Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s cabinet Secretary for infrastructure, investment and cities, welcomed the funding.

She said: “Our transport networks must contribute to making Scotland an attractive place to live, to visit and do business.

“In Glasgow, improvements at key southside subway stations will complement wider regeneration plans, integrating with other forms of public transport and linking opportunity with need.

As a result, there will also be improved facilities for passengers transferring between bus, Fastlink and the subway, including smartcard ticketing machines.

SPT chairman George Redmond said: “The award of this grant is another example of SPT successfully seeking out funding opportunities and delivering improvements that will stimulate the regeneration of Glasgow’s southside and reinvigorate the local economy.

The grant for Clyde Gateway’s sustainable transport project will improve shelters, lighting, CCTV, pedestrian crossings and cycle parking facilities at railway stations.