Glasgow Subway to close early in coronavirus fight

Transport bosses said the move was for the 'protection' of staff and passengers.

Glasgow Subway: Services will stop at 9pm.
Glasgow Subway: Services will stop at 9pm.

Glasgow Subway will close early each night as the country gets to grips with strengthened measures to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.

From Wednesday, the underground system will close at 9pm when the last train leaves St Enoch.

Previous services continued to run as late as 11.30pm between Monday and Saturday.

Transport bosses said the move was for the “protection” of staff and passengers.

Operators SPT said in a statement they will continually review services, adding: “Please only travel if you are an essential key worker and your journey is absolutely necessary.

“We encourage all passengers to follow advice from relevant public health authorities and follow the restrictions announced by the Government to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.”

As of Tuesday, 16 patients in Scotland have died from coronavirus and 584 people have tested positive.

Earlier this week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon ordered a lockdown of the country in an attempt to fight the deadly virus.

Despite the lockdown, pictures emerged of packed trains and buses due to reduced timetables.

ScotRail was also forced to issue a warning to passengers after used tissues were found on train tables and seats.

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