Glasgow Airport rail link ‘badly needed’, Scottish Government told BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Proposals to build a rail link between Glasgow Airport and Glasgow city centre must be progressed “as a matter of urgency”, according to opposition parties at Holyrood. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/glasgow-airport-rail-link-badly-needed-scottish-government-told-37737719.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37737717.ece/f8076/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_c6339323-8546-4598-971d-7d95a00e52c1_1 Email Proposals to build a rail link between Glasgow Airport and Glasgow city centre must be progressed “as a matter of urgency”, according to opposition parties at Holyrood. A plan to connect the airport to the city directly from Glasgow Central Station, also stopping at Paisley Gilmour Street station, was put forward as part of the £1.13bn Glasgow City Region deal agreed in 2014. The project has not yet started amid concerns over capacity issues outlined in a 2017 report. It had been expected the link would be constructed from 2022 and would be operational by 2025. Speaking at the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday, Scottish Labour MSP Colin Smyth urged the Scottish Government to move forward to introduce a link to Glasgow Airport. Mr Smyth said: “To our shame, it’s the largest UK airport that isn’t served by rail, a rail link is badly needed. “Once again, it’s the SNP who are seeking to put barriers in the way to a proposal that… Read full this story
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