THE SCOTTISH Government will prioritise drawing up plans to expand Edinburgh’s tram network and establish a “metro” system in Glasgow as part of a joined-up sustainable transport vision.
The two projects, which have previsouly been touted, have been included in the Scottish Government’s transport investment priorities for the next 20 years.
In Glasgow, the “metro” plans will include connecting the city with “the immediate surrounding areas” such as Dumbartonshire, Renfrewshire and Lanarkshire.
Officials have suggested the strategy could include “bus rapid transit, tram, light rail and/or metro rail” and could be “integrated with the bus and heavy rail networks”.
If pushed forward, the metro system could include “completely new alignments, reuse of disused former railway alignments and/or the conversion of existing rail alignments to a new mode”.
Plans have also recognised the need for “the creation of light rail / metro system from…