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 Sunday 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.
Glasgow’s Subway is set to close for two Sundays over July and August to allow the start of ‘fault-free’ train testing in the system, ahead of their introduction to passenger service.
Why is the Subway closing specifically on Sundays?
According to SPT, the closures have been organised on Sundays for several reasons. Firstly, Sunday is usually Subway’s lowest daily patronage and due to the early Sunday closure, the lowest number of staff are impacted.
SPT Head of Engineering Mark Toner said: “This is the last stage in the critical train testing programme before the new trains can be introduced into passenger service. While the trains have been thoroughly tested both off-site at our dedicated train track and in the system at night, they now have to complete 2000 miles – that’s about 308 times round the Subway – fault-free.”
“I know Subway users have been very keen to see the new trains in service – as have we – so this is a very exciting time for everyone involved.”
When is the Subway going to be closed?
The Subway is going to be closed on two Sundays between July and August. You can follow @GlaSubwayTravel on Twitter for the most up to date travel information.
While these planned Subway Sunday closures in July and August are to facilitate the fault-free run testing of the new trains, it is possible further Sunday closures will be needed to continue the installation of new communications and signalling for the new trains.
Sunday, July 30
Sunday, August 20