As they say, preparation is key, so we got you. SPT, which operates the Subway in Glasgow, has announced a series of one-day Subway closures to help facilitate the continued rollout of Subway Modernisation. We’ve gathered all the info you need to know so you don’t get stuck anywhere longer than you have to on these upcoming Sundays.
The plans follow the two Sunday closures in November last year, and allows SPT’s contractor teams to continue the works on the installation of cabling and equipment within the Subway tunnels, which, let’s face it, we don’t want to be there for as it’s happening.
Why is the Subway closing specifically on Sundays?
According to SPT, the closures have been organised on Sundays for a number of reasons. Firstly, Sunday is usually Subway’s lowest daily patronage and due to the early Sunday closure, the lowest number of staff are impacted. However, the dates of the planned Sunday closures have been chosen to avoid any clashes with football matches scheduled at Ibrox. So don’t worry, you can still attend the match hassle-free!
Director of Subway Antony Smith said: “These single Sunday closures are equivalent to several regular nightshifts and means the programme will significantly progress the new signalling installation and accelerate our overall plan. By extending the time the team has to work on this installation, it will be completed more efficiently and, importantly, safely.”
When is the Subway going to be closed?
The Subway is going to be closed from Sunday, January 15, 2023 until the last Sunday of March. SPT also has further plans for closures after Easter, yet the date is yet to be agreed. Passengers should also note that all dates are subject to change and can keep informed via all of SPT’s social channels. You can follow @GlaSubwayTravel on Twitter for the most up to date travel information.
Originally, the Subway was meant to be closed during two dates in February, yet because of the football matches it will now be open. This means even more closure dates will be added during April and beyond.
January 15, 2023
January 22, 2023
March 12, 2023
March 19, 2023
March 26, 2023