Bute commuters who use Glasgow’s Subway are being advised of the service’s ‘suspension’ in July due to essential ‘modernisation’ works.
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) has announced the latest stage of its Subway modernisation programme, which will require the suspension of Subway train services for approximately four weeks from Saturday, July 2, 2016.
Services are planned to resume again on Monday, August 1, 2016.
During the four-week period, a comprehensive replacement bus service will be provided for Subway passengers who are encouraged to ‘turn up as normal’, and SPT will get you to your destination. The bus service follows the Subway route with additional direct services to the city centre from key stations, including our Park and Ride facilities at Bridge Street, Kelvinbridge and Shields Road. Services will be every five minutes at peak times and every ten minutes during off-peak.
For the convenience of passengers, SPT has introduced a simple flat fare structure for the replacement bus service so all passengers will pay £1 single journey/ £2 return and £2.50 all day ticket. Child fares are 50p single and £1 return.
The work being carried out is an essential part of the Subway’s modernisation and involves a full replacement of the section in the tunnels known as “ramps and turnouts”.
This section connects the surface depot at Broomloan with the tunnels and was installed almost 40 years ago, and now must be fully replaced to ensure a reliable Subway service for future operation.
SPT Chairman Jonathan Findlay said: “To date, SPT has achieved all of the modernisation works without any disruption to passenger service which is a considerable achievement. We have now reached a crucial stage in the modernisation plan that requires us - for reasons of safety for everyone involved - to suspend services for a short time during July.
“We apologise for any inconvenience to all our passengers but our full replacement bus service will mean that they can still get to where they want to go.
“All our passengers are encouraged to turn up at their designated stop, allow a little longer for the journey, and leave the rest to us.”
All the information on the Subway suspension and the replacement bus service is available on the SPT website.