Government to help fund new Glasgow railway station
The Scottish Government has announced it will contribute towards the construction costs for a proposed new railway station in Glasgow.
Plans are in place to develop a new station in Robroyston, which will cater for some 1,600 future new homes planned for the area.
With project valued at over £7 million, the government has now pledged to meet 50 per cent of the schemes construction costs through its Scottish Stations Fund. The remaining funding will be met by the scheme promoters Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), Glasgow City Council and private developers.
Transport minister Humza Yousaf said: “I am very pleased to announce this substantial funding package for a new station for Robroyston.
“This is a significant announcement, with Robroyston the first new station project to be funded by the Scottish Stations Fund, which was introduced to improve and increase access to rail across Scotland.
“Demand for rail travel continues to boom with over 94 million journeys made on the ScotRail passenger network last year. Today`s announcement demonstrates our commitment to meeting this demand and brings the prospect of a new station for the people of Robroyston one step closer to reality.”
Plans submitted to the Scottish Stations Fund by the Robroyston station scheme promoters envisage completion of the project by March 2019.