Transport partnership will be just the ticket!
Upgrade for 11 bus stops and 5 new ones to be created
South Lanarkshire Council has agreed to enter into a partnership agreement that will see improvements made to bus stops in Rutherglen.
Councillors on this month’s executive committee agree to the partnership with Clyde Gateway, Strathclyde Passenger Transport and Glasgow City Council.
The arrangement will be part of a sustainable transport network which the council is already part off.
It will see the council improve 11 bus stops in Rutherglen as well as create five new stops to serve the Clyde Gateway area.
Funding of £67,125 has come from the Scottish Government Air Quality Fund and a further £44,751 will be provided by Clyde Gateway through the European Regional Development Fund.
Six stops on Glasgow Road will be upgraded, along with three on Dalmarnock Road, two on Rutherglen Road and one on Glasgow Road.
Shawfield Road will benefit from two new stops while there will be other new stops on Dalmarnock Road, Queen Street and Potters Way.
Gordon Mackay, head of roads and transportation services, said: “We are delighted to be entering into this agreement with Clyde Gateway, Glasgow City Council and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.
“As well as improving 11 bus stops across the Rutherglen area, five completely new bus stops will be introduced.
“This will give passengers greater choice when planning their journeys.
“The work will take place over the coming months and into the next financial year, 2015/16.”
Pat Doherty, transport coordinator for Clyde Gateway, said: “The aim of the Clyde Gateway Sustainable Transport Project is to raise awareness of the benefits of sustainable transport and make people more aware of travel options in the area.
“The project involves introducing a range of measures including upgrading existing bus stops and shelters, transport information and cycle facilities. Connections between different modes of travel have and are being introduced including linking areas of economic disadvantage with areas of existing and emerging employment.
“Bus priority measures have also been introduced in and around the Clyde Gateway area. The above transport infrastructure improvements are already underway and further bus stop and shelter upgrades are due to be completed by early 2015.”
Project involves upgrading existing bus stops and shelters, transport information and cycle facilities
Improvements Shawfield will benefit from improved bus stops