SPT receives four awards for services to transport

Generic images of Scotrail trains'first group
Generic images of Scotrail trains'first group

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) has clinched four major accolades celebrating the best in Scotland’s transport industry.

The prestigious Scottish Transport Awards were attended by 400 industry professionals to recognise excellence, innovation and progress across all areas of transport in Scotland.

Now in its 14th year, the event helpd in Glasgow recently was attended by Minister for Transport and the Islands Humza Yousaf.

He said: “It’s a tremendous honour to address the Scottish Transport Awards and properly recognise the unsung heroes across the transport sector and in our communities.

“The people who, for example, work unsociable hours in challenging weather conditions all year round to keep our buses, trains, planes and road running.”

The first award collected by SPT was a joint entry with South Lanarkshire Council for Route Action Plans in the Most Effective Road Safety, Traffic Management and Enforcement Project category.

The Integrated Transport Project of the Year was awarded to Johnstone Railway Station Park and Ride in a joint entry by SPT, ScotRail and Transport Scotland.

The Excellence in Walking and Public Realm award was presented to SPT for the redevelopment of St Enoch Subway Station. One of the company’s city centre flagship stations.

SPT also collected the Contribution to Sustainable Transport for the work it has been doing with Glasgow Caledonian University through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership for the Ground Water and Heat Source System on the Subway.

SPT Chairman Jonathan Findlay said: “This was a fantastic night for SPT and we are delighted to have received four awards which recognise SPT’s commitment to improve public transport for all. I’d like to say well done and thank you to all our brilliant and dedicated staff who work tirelessly to ensure that our passengers always come first. I’m very proud of them all.”