Glasgow Subway closes for weekend as work carried out

A replacement bus service will be in operation for passengers on Saturday and Sunday.

The Glasgow Subway system has closed this weekend for essential upgrade works.

A replacement bus service will be in operation for passengers today and tomorrow.

It will stop at all stations and run in both Inner and Outer Circle directions, operating from 6.30am to 9pm on Saturday and 10am to 6pm on Sunday.

Full details of the replacement bus service can be found here.

The weekend shutdown is to allow for new signalling and power cables to be installed.

There could be further weekend suspensions of the Subway services, with another potentially towards the end of July and beginning of August.

Operators SPT are working with the contract to confirm any future dates.

Subway director Antony Smith said: “The decision to suspend Subway services has not been taken lightly. 

“This is essential work that must be carried out to upgrade the Subway.

“The safest way to do this work is with a full suspension of services, as the new cable routes need to be installed under the tracks. 

“To do this we need to excavate below tracks in the depot and shut off the traction power, both of which prevent train movements in the operational areas and means we cannot move trains in and out of the system during this time.

“We are taking the opportunity to do these works now as the Subway is much quieter than normal and this will cause the least disruption to our passengers.”