Fastlink, image supplied by GCC. Route image courtesy of SPT

Fastlink provides the connections

07 October 2011

Funding has been announced for a dedicated bus route which will link the Creative Clyde location with the city centre.

07/10/11

The Scottish Government will provide £40m funding for Fastlink, the rapid transport system which will run from the city centre to key venues along the river, including Creative Clyde.

Government ministers had said for the last two years they would make a contribution, but were awaiting the final business case from SPT before an official decision was made.

The announcement is good news for the developing digital campus at Creative Clyde, which will benefit from the improved links with the city centre. The route includes both the major rail stations and bus station in the city centre and out to the SECC on the north bank of the Clyde and across the 'squinty bridge', passing Pacific Quay and Film City Glasgow en route to the new South Glasgow Hospital.

Deputy First Minister and Cities Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said: "I am delighted to be able to confirm the Scottish Government's £40 million funding contribution for this vital Glasgow project.

"Fastlink will make a real difference to the quality of public transport links in the area as well as provide real economic development opportunities for the many communities along the route."

Source:  Evening Times - Green light for £40m Fastlink