Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has joined forces with Airlink and the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce to promote a new season ticket for the Subway’s Park and Ride facilities on the city’s iconic underground network.
Airlink, which is contracted by SPT to operate three Park and Ride sites across Glasgow, is introducing the new scheme to encourage people to commute into the city, reducing congestion at peak times.
The initiative is also designed to save passengers money while encouraging a greater uptake in public transport. Issued as either four, 12 or 24 week passes, the tickets can provide up to 40% savings for commuters.
SPT chief executive Gordon Maclennan, said: “SPT has long championed the use of Park and Ride to positively change travel behaviour and get people out of their cars on to public transport.
“Not only can using the Subway Park and Ride facilities ease the daily commute, they also go a long way towards reducing congestion and carbon emissions in Glasgow.”
We all know how expensive car parking in the city centre can be. So why not park up and jump on to the Subway.
John McGlynn, Airlink Chairman
The Subway’s Park and Ride sites are Bridge Street, Kelvinbridge and Shields Road with all three located just minutes from the heart of Glasgow.
Airlink chairman John McGlynn said: “We need car parking alternatives such as this to give more options to our customers.
“We all know how expensive car parking in the city centre can be. So why not park up and jump on to the Subway. It is a quick ride in to town and at less than £2 a day to park we believe the season ticket is an affordable and convenient solution.”
Glasgow Chamber of Commerce chief executive Stuart Patrick said: “Reducing congestion and encouraging public transport usage are key priorities for Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, highlighted by our endorsement of the city’s bid to become European Green Capital City 2015.”
Season tickets for the Subway’s Park and Ride sites are available online and can be topped up at any of SPT’s Park and Ride pay stations.
Picture above (l-r) are John McGlynn, Gordon Maclennan and Stuart Patrick.