Safety improvements for Subway platforms

West Street Tactile tiles

SPT has invested £130,000 in new tactile tiles for each of its 15 Glasgow Subway stations to help improve passenger safety.

These tiles are part the Subway’s firm commitment to make travel easier for blind and partially sighted.

Once the work is complete, dark grey ridged tiles will run along all Subway platforms alerting passengers that the platform edge is a distance of 500 millimetres away.

The first station to get the improvements will be West Street and work is expected to begin shortly.

As part of a rolling programme, engineers from Clancy Docwra will lay the tiles in the evenings while stations are closed.

Corduroy strips have also recently been installed at the top and bottom of stair flights and anti-slip material can be found on all steps at each of the Subway stations.