Glasgow to get transport funding from Europe

29 Oct 2012

Glasgow is to receive a grant from the European Union to invest in local transport in an effort to spur regeneration.

Glasgow has been awarded £1.2m by the European Regional Development Fund to upgrade the Govan, Ibrox, Cessnock and Bridge Street subway stations.

A £419,000 grant is also being put toward the Clyde Gateway's Sustainable Transport Project. Dundee is to receive £180,000 for the new Lochee Integrated Transport Hub. Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities, welcomed the funding, saying transport infrastructure was a key component of urban regeneration.
SPT chairman George 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.
"And 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."

SPT chairman George 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.

"And 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."

Source:  BBC - Glasgow and Dundee to get transport funding from Europe