In just 100 days, on Wednesday 23 July, Glasgow will welcome the world for the Glasgow2014 Commonwealth Games. It is anticipated that there will be more than one million additional visitors in Glasgow for the Games and SPT is preparing to help them get around the city.
Buchanan Bus Station will be a hive of activity, with buses setting off from here going to a number of venues. The Subway’s 15 stations covering the City Centre, West End and South of the River Clyde will also be a great way to get to events like the Rugby Sevens at Ibrox and the Lawn Bowls at Kelvingrove.
For those not familiar with the much loved Glasgow Subway, you can jump on a train on either the Inner or the Outer Circle to get to any of the 15 stations. It takes 24 minutes to get around the full network so it is a one of the quickest ways to get around the city.
We have already fully modernised Hillhead, Partick and Ibrox stations and we are on track to complete the modernisation of Kelvinhall ahead of the Commonwealth Games. We hope visitors will love our new look.”
Gordon Maclennan, SPT Chief Executive
If you are a regular bus or Subway user, it might be busier than normal on certain days and at certain times. The Get Ready Glasgow website will keep people up to date on what to expect in relation to transport across the city so they can plan ahead.
Gordon Maclennan, SPT Chief Executive, said:
“We have already fully modernised Hillhead, Partick and Ibrox stations and we are on track to complete the modernisation of Kelvinhall ahead of the Commonwealth Games. We hope visitors will love our new look. The signage at Buchanan Bus Station is also being updated, making it as clear and as welcoming as possible.
“We’re now into the final 100 days of preparation and we’re continuing to work with Glasgow2014, Glasgow City Council and transport operators to finalise our operational plans for the Games. SPT’s plans will be announced over the coming weeks.
“Central to our plan is ensuring travel to and from the Games as quick and easy as possible. We also want to make sure that those who use our bus stations and our existing Subway customers continue to get the best service possible. We’ll really be going that extra mile to deliver for Glasgow and the Games and we look forward to telling you more very soon.”