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Source: Scottish Greens

Tue 13 Oct, 2020

Commenting on new funding that has been made available for the Glasgow Subway, Scottish Greens Co-Leader and Glasgow MSP Patrick Harvie said:

“The Glasgow Subway is such an important part of life in the city, where over half of residents don’t own a car. Public transport needs to be a priority, not an afterthought.

“I am grateful that the Transport Secretary has finally listened to the more than 1500 people who have backed my campaign to save the subway and made this important funding available.

“Given the probability of the pandemic lasting for months to come it seems likely that further financial support will be required. The Scottish Government must recognise the importance of publicly owned public transport to our city and ensure that talks on future funding begin now.

“The people of Glasgow have shown we are willing to fight for our subway, but it would be unacceptable if we were left in the position of having to beg for essential funding every few months.”

MIL OSI United Kingdom