Plans for a citywide metro system to transform transport in Glasgow have been given priority status by ministers. The ambitious plan is likely to use derelict rail lines and new routes to link more communities with each other and transport hubs such as the airport. While much of the work will be in Glasgow the network is expected to cross into areas including East Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire. The system is likely to feature a mix of light rail, trams, traditional rail and bus-only roads, although its exact nature has yet to be decided. It is backed by Glasgow city council and has now been included in a government document setting out spending intentions over the next two decades.
Times 4th Feb 2021 read more »
Revival of two of Edinburgh’s shelved tram lines has been signalled in a new Scottish Government transport blueprint.
Scotsman 4th Feb 2021 read more »
Lines in the capital may include between Granton and the city centre and south east, and re-opening the south suburban rail line, according to Transport Scotland’s new strategic transport projects review. Expanding trams across the Forth into Fife could follow.
Scotsman 3rd Feb 2021 read more »
THE SCOTTISH Government will prioritise drawing up plans to expand Edinburgh’s tram network and establish a “metro” system in Glasgow as part of a joined-up sustainable transport vision. The two projects, which have previously been touted, have been included in the Scottish Government’s transport investment priorities for the next 20 years.
Herald 3rd Feb 2021 read more »