Slow-coach attitude to Fastlink

Posted on July 10, 2012

Patrick Harvie, Green MSP for Glasgow, is condemning the slow coach attitude of the authorities responsible for the city’s planned Fastlink transport system.

It has been revealed by The Evening Times the promised completion date of 2014 won’t be met.

The SNP Government has pledged £40m to the scheme, which is being delivered by SPT and Glasgow City Council. Fastlink aims to make buses quicker and more attractive by giving them priority routes between the city centre and the new Southern General Hospital.

Mr Harvie said:

“It’s a dismal reflection of the low priority given to public transport in a city with a substandard bus service where hundreds of millions of pounds has been pumped into improvements for motorists. Half of Glasgow doesn’t have access to a car so schemes like Fastlink should be in the fast lane, not stuck on the hard shoulder.

“Visitors from other European cities will be shocked at the backward and ramshackle public transport Glaswegians have to put up with every day of the week. I recently visited the Southern General to discuss transport issues and it’s abundantly clear decent bus links can’t come soon enough for patients, visitors and staff.”

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More on Patrick’s visit to the Southern General:
http://betterbuses.org/