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.
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
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
Evening Times - Green light for £40m Fastlink