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March 23 2010

Glasgow's subway system faces closure
A £400m plan to reinvigorate Glasgow’s ailing subway network is to be discussed by Strathclyde Passenger Transport on April 16, amidst an admission that closure of the system has not been ruled out.

Improvements could be made to track and signalling infrastructure to accommodate driverless trains whilst refurbishment work is carried out to stations and tunnels.

This would ensure that costly maintenance work on the twin tunnel loop, running at £500k a month, would be negated.

It would be the first major upgrade of the system since 1979 as thirty years of wear and tear take their toll on the antique systems reliability.

It is hoped the modernisation program can begin later this year assuming promised investment is realised.

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1 Comment

Eric
#1 Posted by Eric on 25 Mar 2010 at 09:02 AM
it needs investment,but it needs extending for it to grow and make a profit,even linked up to other mode of transport like cathcart line turn over to light rail.

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