Trans­port part­ner­ship will be just the ticket!

Up­grade for 11 bus stops and 5 new ones to be cre­ated

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

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

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