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SPT capital plan invests in improving transport for all

Written by SPT 24/03/2022

Supporting local projects across region.

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport’s (SPT) capital programme for this year includes an investment of £26million in projects across the 12 local authorities in the Strathclyde Area has now been approved by partnership.

As always the projects identified for funding must meet SPT’s Regional Transport Strategy (RTS) strategic outcomes, specifically that the projects offer or improve:

  • Attractive seamless reliable travel
  • Improved connectivity
  • Access for all
  • Reduced emissions

SPT chair, Councillor Dr Martin Bartos said:

“The capital programme approved at Partnership continues to support the 12 local authorities in a range of projects designed to improve infrastructure and encourage more active travel across the region.

“As always we have sought to find those projects that have the best possible chance of delivery and set that against available funding.  We have looked very carefully at what can be delivered, and those projects which aim to reduce journey times and improve infrastructure are a priority as they play a key role in transforming public transport in the West of Scotland.”

Among the projects being supported by SPT in 2021/2022 are £2.27million to East Ayrshire for bus station improvements; Fenwick Public transport improvements; and Kilamarnock Bus Park and Ride.

North Lanarkshire receives almost £2million to improve key road junctions on A71 and A73 as well as at Coatbridge junction. Funding will also go to bus infrastructure improvements; and active travel links at Motherwell Station and Ravenscraig.

More than £1.7million has been awarded to South Lanarkshire for bus infrastructure improvements; bus route congestion measures; Hairmyres Station Park & Ride; Lanark Interchange improvements; and National Strategic Cycle Routes.

£1.5million to Glasgow for Hope Street / Renfield Street area bus stop improvements; Paisley Road West bus corridor improvements; Pollok Bus corridor improvements; city-wide bus stop enhancements and bus traffic priority upgrades; as well as active travel network enhancements.

North Ayrshire receives more than £1.3 million to improve Cumbrae Ferry bus stop and queueing facilities; Brodick to Corrie cycle path; Irvine Cycle friendly town; B714 active travel links; bus corridor improvements; and bus route congestion reduction measures.

Inverclyde Council receives another £1.2million this year for the continuing Greenock Town Centre and Port Glasgow station improvements. This includes an extension to Port Glasgow Park and Ride; bus infrastructure improvements; cycle route improvements; as well as speed reduction measures in villages.

Over £1million to West Dunbartonshire for bus route improvements and congestion reduction measures; bus station infrastructure improvements; and Balloch Station Park & Ride.

To view details of the Capital Plan and Capital Budget for 2021/2022 including all the key projects by local authority, visit: