Subway lights up Glasgow with early Christmas gift

George Square Christmas lights

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) will be running the first in a series of enhanced Subway services from today (Thursday 15 November) as Glasgow gears up for the festive season with the switch-on of the Christmas lights on George Square.

With more than 15,000 people expected to attend the annual event, SPT will be laying on additional trains and extra staff to make sure those travelling into the city have a quick and easy journey.

In the run-up to Christmas, SPT will also be opening the Subway later on Sundays to help customers get in to the festive spirit in the heart of the city. This extended service will begin on 25 November.

SPT Chair George Redmond said:

“The switching on of the Christmas lights is a highlight of Glasgow’s festive calendar and I’m delighted that SPT is able to ensure people can access this hugely popular event by using the Subway.

“We also want to make sure that people who are coming into the city centre for shopping or a night out in the run-up to Christmas have the easiest journey possible.

“The best way to get in and out of town is to jump on the Subway. By opening a bit later on Sundays we hope that families, shoppers and commuters will enjoy all that Glasgow has to offer during the festive period.”

For the Christmas Lights event tonight, gates at George Square will open at 5pm to allow around 15,000 members of the public access to the square, where live entertainment will be on offer until 7.20pm.