September 22, 2021

Call for clarification on Glasgow Metro funding plans.

Glasgow Metro Tram network projects need clarification on funding and time scale.

Glasgow was the focus of a Metro Connectivity Commission report that could revolutionize public transport in the city.

The ambitious project could see several light rail and tram lines leading to the city’s major attractions and hospitals.

The first phase will be planned from Glasgow Airport to Paisley Glamor Street Station to connect the airport to the main rail network.

Others include Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the SEC along the Clyde River and another along Edinburgh Road to the east.

The project has been included in the next Scottish Government’s review of strategic transport plans, but no date has yet been set for work or funding.

Paulson McNeil, Glasgow Labor MSP, asked the Minister for Transport what funding the Scottish Government would provide for the project.

Graham Day, the transport minister, said it would be for him. Council To determine if it wants to implement the recommendations of the Connectivity Commission.

He added: “However, we are moving forward with the review of other strategic transport projects, which are considering the Glasgow Metro issue, and the Scottish Government is working with the Glasgow City Council on this in the future. Funding decisions will be made after the end of STPR2 and as part of the Scottish budget process.

He added: “Of course, local authorities in the Glasgow City Region have over 1 1 billion in their Growth Dell Infrastructure Fund, of which the Scottish Government has pledged 500 500 million to build infrastructure such as the Glasgow Metro. Can be used for investment.

Pauline McNeil said she was confused about who would fund the project, through the City Deal Council or the Scottish Government Strategic Transport Project.

He said: “For some time now I have been concerned that Glasgow is being left behind and that the city needs investment to help maintain its position as a major city in the world. Stage Not being made.

“I am deeply concerned that critical public transport infrastructure projects for Glasgow will not be delivered within an acceptable time frame.

“Following the response received from the Minister today, we are not clear about the proposed metro plans.

In his response, he said it was up to Glasgow City Council to decide whether or not to move forward with the project, but also that it was a matter of national importance that would be considered under the Strategic Transport Projects Review. 2.

On top of that, he suggested that the Glasgow City Region has b 1b that could be used for this project.

“So, what is it, the Glasgow City Council issue or the issue of national importance?

Whatever it is, it is clear that neither the Glasgow City Chambers nor the SNP in the Scottish Parliament have any idea how it will be funded.

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