Clyde Metro has been confirmed as a priority for future investment

Clyde Metro has been confirmed as a priority for future investment following a key Scottish Government transport review.

The mass transit plan represents a multi-£billion investment which over 30 years could better connect more than 1.5 million people to employment, education and health services in and around our city.

Playing a pivotal role in the lead up to the Scottish Government's announcement has been the work of a council-led Metro Feasibility Study project team, tasked on behalf of Glasgow City Region to look at a metro opportunity and its benefits.

Harjinder Gharyal, Divisional Director, Neighbourhoods, Regeneration and Sustainability said: "The main objective of the feasibility study was to help secure Clyde Metro as a future Scottish Government investment priority, so I am naturally delighted with the recent announcement.

"Since 2020, council staff with expertise across a range of specialisms including transport, sustainability, and planning have collaborated with representatives from the NHS and Glasgow Airport to map out the transformative potential of Clyde Metro, whilst complementing and supporting the work of Transport Scotland and others.

"Clyde Metro can help Glasgow achieve its sustainability goals whilst also providing a modern, safe, affordable and integrated public transport system that will benefit our city and the wider region."

The recent Scottish Government appraisal informs transport investment in Scotland for the next 20 years. You can read more about what this appraisal says about Clyde Metro by reading the Strategic Transport Projects Review.

The council's Metro team will continue to work with others, including Transport Scotland on the continued development of Clyde Metro. A Delivery Plan from the Scottish Government on the transport recommendations made, will follow later this year.