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Travel by Subway to see Olympic torch

London 2012 offers first look at Olympic Torch design

The Olympic Flame will arrive in Glasgow on Friday 8th June. Torchbearers will carry the flame through the city taking in many of Glasgow’s finest sites.

The Subway will be putting on extra trains throughout the day to help accommodate extra visitors to the city, including the 15,000 expected to attend an official celebration event being held from 3pm in George Square. The Flame is due to arrive in the city centre at around 6.50pm.

Do remember also that admission to the Evening Celebration Event is by ticket only, so please only go to George Square if you have a ticket.”

SPT Chief Executive Gordon Maclennan

Extra Subway staff will also be on hand at the Kelvinhall, Hillhead, Kelvinbridge, Buchanan Street and St Enoch stations to assist with the increased passenger numbers.

SPT Chief Executive Gordon Maclennan said: “It is going to be very busy in the city centre so we’re asking everyone coming in to Glasgow to allow plenty of time, leave the car behind and use the Subway. It’s quick and easy and we’ll have extra staff on hand to make sure your journey is as enjoyable as possible.

“Do remember also that admission to the Evening Celebration Event is by ticket only, so please only go to George Square if you have a ticket.”

On Saturday 9 June the Torch will continue its relay at the Tall Ship Glenlee at the Riverside Museum from 7am and travels on to Byres Road and Bearsden.

Anyone hoping to travel throughout Strathclyde is being advised to plan ahead. There is likely to be disruption due to road closures in and around areas where special Olympic events are being hosted by individual local authorities.

Find out more about individual road closures and roads affected in your area.