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Revamped Ibrox subway station officially unveiled

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January 28 2014

Revamped Ibrox subway station officially unveiled
The latest station on Glasgow’s subway network to be given a facelift has been officially unveiled by Strathclyde Passenger Transport.

Part of a £288m modernisation programme the £1.7m scheme, drawn up by Aedas, has seen the ticket office rebuilt and additional retail space created, alongside better signage and improved lighting.

A system of smartcard compatible gates has already been installed throughout the network, allowing travel passes to be scanned remotely.

SPT Chair Jim Coleman said: “Ibrox station not only looks great, it also shows we are well on track to deliver a fully revamped and technologically advanced network. Through introducing smart technology we are at the forefront of developments in fully-flexible ticketing solutions in Scotland – almost 20,000 smart customers are already benefiting from more convenience, faster journeys and increased security.

“Hopefully other operators will see this and we can work together to make this even better by rolling it out across other modes of transport, creating seamless travel from Subway to bus, to rail and ferry services in future.”

Ibrox is the third station to be overhauled following Hillhead and Partick with St Enoch also in line for modernisation.
Kelvinhall is next in line for the treatment and is expected to complete in time for the Commonwealth games
Kelvinhall is next in line for the treatment and is expected to complete in time for the Commonwealth games
Work at Ibrox was undertaken between April and November last year
Work at Ibrox was undertaken between April and November last year

4 Comments

boad
#1 Posted by boad on 28 Jan 2014 at 15:46 PM
looks well, big improvement
wonky
#2 Posted by wonky on 28 Jan 2014 at 20:05 PM
Very Orange. It will be met with enthusiastic approval by the rowdier natives up Broomloan way.
Eastern Dave
#3 Posted by Eastern Dave on 29 Jan 2014 at 03:00 AM
why not bring it into the current century with driverless trains and sliding platform doors to all stations? this will likely be done in 10 years when the rest of the world has moved on. SPT....pffffff
brian
#4 Posted by brian on 31 Jan 2014 at 12:30 PM
I agree it also needs to be expanded .The new signs outside at other stns are not big enough !!!

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