The Fastlink busway to the South Glasgow University hospitals site will not be ready in time for its opening in June, The Scotsman has learned. The delay to the major new transport link to Scotland’s largest hospital complex is the latest setback for the project between Glasgow city centre and Govan.
A NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde report to be discussed next week also stated: “Not all aspects of the work have been progressed...in time for the opening of the new hospital”. These include traffic changes in the city centre to give buses priority, and upgrading of the Govan bus-Subway interchange.
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), which is jointly developing the scheme with Glasgow City Council, reported in December that it was due to be “delivered” by May. However, an SPT report yesterday said this would now be in “summer 2015”.
The rather poor map below shows the route for the first phase of what may expand into a city-wide scheme.
Of which more tomorrow.