Commission proposes huge rail spend to keep Glasgow moving

A new rail-based Metro network, a high-speed rail terminal, and a city centre rail tunnel are recommended by the Glasgow Connectivity Commission. It also calls for a shake-up to transport governance. Andrew Forster reports

Andrew Forster
10 May 2019
The Commission proposes a Metro system to serve Glasgow Airport. This is the fourth technology to be suggested for the airport, following on from heavy rail, tram-train, and personal rapid transit
The Commission proposes a Metro system to serve Glasgow Airport. This is the fourth technology to be suggested for the airport, following on from heavy rail, tram-train, and personal rapid transit

 

A multi-billion pound investment in rail-based transportation for the Glasgow conurbation has been called for in the final report of the Glasgow Connectivity Commission.

Glasgow City Council’s SNP leader Susan Aitken appointed the Commission in 2017 under the chairmanship of David Begg, a transport economist who was the City of Edinburgh Council’s Labour transport committee convenor in the 1990s.

The Commission’s first report published in December made recommendations on the...

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