Glasgow Underground – How to have your say on the ambitious transport project
Glasgow residents are invited to share their views on an ambitious transport plan for the region.
It was announced last week that the Clyde Underground project had been included in the Scottish Government’s Strategic Transport Review, which outlines transport investment priorities for the next two decades.
This is a major step forward for the transport project, which it is hoped will help tackle climate change, reduce inequalities and improve health and well-being.
What is Clyde Underground?
The multi-billion pound scheme aims to better connect the 1.5 million people living in the Glasgow area.
It would target deprived areas, covering the region up to 15km from Glasgow city centre, and places with poor connections.
The system could include light rail, bus rapid transit and metro, and would complement services currently offered. It could also see existing rail lines upgraded to metro or light rail. Removing shorter journeys from the main rail network would free it up for additional services on long journeys.
It would also make sustainable transport more attractive, with more routes and shorter journey times.
As shown in the map below, light rail routes could link East Kilbride, Paisley and Bearsden.
The proposed metro link between the city center and Glasgow Airport has been suspended while this project is under development.
What happens now?
People are invited to participate in a 12-week consultation on the recommendations of the Strategic Lift Project Review.
People have until midnight April 15 to provide feedback. Final recommendations are expected to be made later in 2022.
At the same time, the business case and delivery plan for the metro project are being developed.