First steps in to cover Glasgow Subway closure in July

First Glasgow has won the contract to provide rail replacement services for four weeks this summer, while the Glasgow Subway is closed as part of its modernisation programme.

The circular underground system, operated by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), will be shut from 2-31 July.

Around 31 buses provide a replacement service covering all 15 stations around Glasgow, with a number of spare vehicles strategically located across the network to underpin the service in the event of any unplanned incident or service disruption.

The bus service follows the Subway route with additional direct services to the city centre from key stations, including park-and-ride facilities at Bridge Street, Kelvinbridge and Shields Road. 

Services will be every five minutes at peak times and every 10 minutes during off-peak.

SPT has introduced a simple flat fare structure for the replacement bus service so all passengers will pay £1 single journey/£2 return and £2.50 all-day ticket. Child fares are 50p single and £1 return.

The dates for the suspension have been chosen as passenger numbers show that summer is the quietest time on the Subway.

Further information on the Subway suspension and the replacement bus service is on the SPT website at: www.spt.co.uk/suspension