Strathclyde Partnership for Transport are undertaking a £290m
programme of work to upgrade their Subway stations.
The project which will cover all 15 stations will be carried out
over a number of years, and it is hoped will boost usage by
The initial stages of the programme are a facelift for the
stations to be ready for the Commonwealth Games and this work is
currently underway. These works include improvements for
disabled passenagers by including tactile flooring, wayfinding
lighting and induction hearing loops. New escalators will be
installed and new Smartcard technology will replace the old
ticketing system. Public art will also be installed at some
stations, including at Ibrox, which is in the Clyde Waterfront
The longer term plans for the upgrade include driverless trains,
new signalling, more frequency in services and extended
opening hours on a Sunday.
The last upgrade of the Subway network was 30 years ago, when
the entire system was closed down. These improvements will be
carried out while the Subway is still in operation. It will
take a decade before the major work is complete.
The Subway is 113 years old and the 3rd oldest in the world.
Subway stations within the Clyde Waterfront area are: St Enoch,
Bridge Street, West Street, Ibrox, Govan, Partick and
Hillhead, Partick and Govan stations are complete.
Kelvinhall will be complete in time for Commonwealth Games.