Plans unveiled for Glasgow Airport rail link

Glasgow Airport

Nov 29, 2016 – Plans have been revealed for the construction of a £144M direct rail link between Glasgow Airport, Paisley and the city centre.

The Glasgow Airport Access Project, which is the flagship project for the £1.13bn Glasgow City Region City deal, will include the existing heavy rail lines and a specially built light track.

Glasgow Airport head of planning and development Ross Nimmo said: “We welcome the identification of tram train as the preferred option. Not only is it a significant milestone in the Glasgow Airport Access Project, it is the culmination of rigorous planning over several years.

“It has a very strong business case, with conservative estimates suggesting the airport is set to become one of the busiest train stations in Scotland. This is great news for travellers, and whether they choose the train, the bus or the car, Glasgow Airport will be easier to get to than ever before.”

Cllr Mark Macmillan said: “This is a vital transport development that will bring huge benefits to Renfrewshire and the rest of the Glasgow City Region.

“Glasgow Airport is key to the success of our local and regional economies. It supports more than 7,300 jobs — 4,300 of which are in Renfrewshire — and this project will help increase annual passenger numbers from nine to 13M by 2030.”



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