Subway refresh and modernisation coming along nicely!

Shields Rd - new signs

Modernisation of the Subway network is continuing, with contractors McAlpine and Graham Construction preparing to start work at Kelvinhall and Ibrox stations in the next few weeks.

As well as improving disabled access with a range of features including tactile floor tiling, wayfinding lighting, floor tile colour coding and induction hearing loops, the modernisation programme will replicate the fresh new look of the flagship Hillhead station, which has been a resounding success with the public. And, following the widespread praise for the Alasdair Gray mural at Hillhead, there are plans for works of public art at both Kelvinhall and Ibrox.

Meanwhile, work is due to begin shortly to install escalators at St. Enoch and Govan stations, while old ticketing equipment is now being removed from stations to make way for our new smartcard technology, which will be in place in time for the Commonwealth Games next year.

Elsewhere, work to refresh SPT’s other Subway stations is progressing well, with Bridge Street and Shields Road the latest to benefit from new signage, improved information notices and the modern orange, grey and white brand. Work will now move on to West Street, before being rolled out at St. George’s Cross and Govan this month.