Clyde Metro to bootstrap transport provision in Glasgow
December 9 2022
Moves to return trams to the city of Glasgow have taken a step forward after the Scottish Government named the Clyde Metro a priority for investment through 2042.
Early plans for a hybrid 'heavy' and 'light' tram network would see a combination of new lines built together with the conversion of existing rail routes to serve areas such as East Kilbride and Newton Mearns.
This would plug gaps in the existing transport network as well as free up additional capacity on the railways.
Cllr Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council said: "This announcement represents a significant milestone in our pledge to establish a modern, sustainable, integrated public transport system for Glasgow and the surrounding region.
"A Clyde Metro can help us address the climate emergency by delivering clean and net-zero carbon connectivity, whilst also providing the affordable, sustainable and integrated public transport system our citizens deserve."
The mass transit proposal is one of 45 transport projects recommended for investment by Jacobs and Aecom in the Second Strategic Transport Projects Review, which recommends further development of the business case and design.
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