Tram link on the right track for passengers

A rail link between Glasgow city centre and Glasgow Airport has taken a major step forward.

A scheme to build a tram-train link is one of two options being put forward as the flagship project in the £1.13bn Glasgow and Clyde Valley City Deal.

Tram-train carriages would operate on the heavy rail network between Glasgow Central Station and Paisley Gilmour Street before moving on to new tram rails running between Paisley and the airport building. A light rail personal rapid transit system is also being considered with passengers travelling by standard train to Paisley before disembarking and changing on to a new light-rail system to complete their journey to the airport. If approved by the Glasgow and Clyde Valley Cabinet the £144million tram-train link could be up and running by 2025.