Glasgow Airport tram link touted again in transport review
February 3 2021
Plans to implement a tram link between Glasgow Airport and Paisley Gilmour Street Station are back in play after the infrastructure project was included as part of Transport Scotland's Strategic Project Review.
Combining a mix of new routes and repurposed rail lines the link could ultimately offer onward connections t the city but as yet no funding nor detailed routes have been agreed.
Options to be considered by the Scottish Government include a line along the River Clyde connecting the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and the SECC although this would only come after the airport link is in place.
Council leader Susan Aitken said: “Today’s report accepts the pressing economic, environmental and social case for a much better-connected city and region.
“The truth is that, in Glasgow, too many of the people who rely on public transport for employment, education and social opportunities live in communities that are poorly served by our existing networks. Equally, many of those who contribute least to greenhouse gases are at the greatest risk of being worst affected by the climate crisis.”
Championed by Glasgow's Connectivity Commission the link is proposed to be delivered by 2025, with subsequent eastern extensions taking the line through Renfrew, Braehead, Govan and Pacific Quay.
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