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SPT secures £1.2m European boost for south side Subway works

Pictured above: Charles Hoskins, SPT Director of Projects, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and SPT Chair George Redmond meet the press at Govan Station.

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) has received £1.2million of European funding to make public transport in the south side of Glasgow  more accessible, it was announced today (Friday, 26th October).

SPT chairman George Redmond was joined by Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and SPT Director of Projects Charles Hoskins at Govan Subway station this morning to announce the grant from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The grant will aid economic, social and environmental regeneration in the south side of Glasgow by making significant improvements to Govan, Ibrox, Cessnock and Bridge Street Subway stations.

Ms Sturgeon  –  who is also Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Communities and the MSP for Glasgow Southside –  was shown plans to improve the security, accessibility and the environment around the stations by Mr Redmond.

Mr Redmond said:

“The award of this grant is another example of SPT successfully seeking out funding opportunities and delivering improvements that will stimulate the regeneration of Glasgow’s southside and reinvigorate the local economy.

“This programme will put the Govan, Ibrox, Cessnock and Bridge Street stations at the heart of communities they service.  In Govan, the new hub will play a vital role in establishing a public transport link for people travelling to the new South Glasgow Hospital.”

Ms Sturgeon said:

“Transport infrastructure is a key component of urban regeneration and by making public transport more accessible, we can help connect people with employment, training and leisure opportunities.  Our transport networks must contribute to making Scotland an attractive place to live, to visit and do business.”