Glasgow & West Scotland

Glasgow Subway reopens after works delay

Glasgow's Subway system has reopened - more than a week later than planned following a month-long closure for modernisation works.

The first inner circle trains departed St Enoch and Ibrox at 06:32.

Services were suspended on 2 July and had been due to reopen on 1 August.

Subway operator Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) apologised for the delay which was caused by flooding and the work taking longer than expected.

SPT Chief Executive Gordon Maclennan said: "The Subway is a vital part of the Glasgow transport network and many passengers rely on it daily to get around.

"We are very grateful for their patience and support while the works have been on-going.

"There has been a mammoth effort by our team for the return to service including an exhaustive testing and clean-up operation of our entire system to ensure we provide passengers with a safe and reliable service."

The closure enabled essential renewal work in the ramps and turnouts section of the tunnels where the trains enter and exit the Subway system.

Other work included completion of the Subway station improvements at Buchanan Street and Govan.

Glasgow Subway under renovation

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Image caption A digger accesses the tunnel area and breaks up the concrete
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Image caption Work on the subway has been extensive and was due to finish at the beginning of August
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Image caption Workers have been laying dozens of metres of track
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Image caption Tonnes of broken concrete have been piled in the subway tunnels

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