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Glasgow metro modernisation gets £246M in capital funding

The Scottish Government will provide up to £246M in capital funding for the modernisation of Glasgow’s subway, it was announced yesterday.

The upgrade to one of the world’s oldest underground metro systems will include new rolling stock, refurbishment of stations, upgrades to signals .

“The Glasgow subway has been at the very heart of the city of Glasgow for 115 years, but the time has come to make this icon of Scottish transport fit for the 21st century,” said Scotland’s cabinet secretary for infrastructure and capital investment Alex Neil. “That’s why I’m delighted to announce the Scottish Government’s substantial financial contribution of up to £246M of capital funding — money essential to ensuring the delivery of the £287.5M modernisation programme and which completes their funding package.

“The subway modernisation forms part of our Infrastructure Investment Plan (IIP) which details plans across Scotland for up to £60bn of spending right up until 2030. The pipeline of investments in the IIP will help improve connections within Glasgow and enhance links between Glasgow and Scotland’s other cities.”

 

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