Glasgow Subway’s new train milestone

SPT’s Project Director MARK TONER updates PHILIP SHERRATT on progress with modernisation of Glasgow’s underground

Old and new side by side: at right is new Stadler unit No 302 in the stabling shed at Broomloan depot on 19 February 2024, alongside vehicles from the legacy fleet.The extension to the stabling shed is at the opposite end to where this shot was taken.
Photos by Philip Sherratt

11 December 2023 was an historic day for the Glasgow Subway, as its new Stadler trains carried passengers for the first time.While this is the most visible milestone in the modernisation of the Subway, led by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), there is more still to come, including introduction of anew signalling system, platform screen doors at stations and plans for unattended train operation (UTO).

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