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GARL - Glasgow Airport Rail Link thread
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:09 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Yes just a thought .and yes theres plenty disused lines all over place and tunnels that run into heart of city,we dont want the mess eburgh has found itself in  thats for sure.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Besides GARL is a dead issue and should stay that way in my opinion.
Edinburgh has priority over new and existing projects due to the half wits at Holyrood so it is not going to change any time soon unless Edinburgh cracks off and floats away.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

And yes thats just your oppinion and your entitled to it.well done you.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

It's not my opinion its the general consensus you prattle on about GARL non stop perhaps its you that needs the congratulations on banging your tin drum till you annoy the sh!t out the nieghbours ...


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

max stafford wrote:
Typical short-term political thinking that. And they wonder why the place has gone doon the cludgie!

Eejits, the lot of them!

Dave.


i agree totally
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Expert study puts airport rail link for Glasgow back on table (© The Herald)

Independent experts have ­recommended building a direct rail link between Glasgow Airport
and the city, four years after the Scottish Government controversially scrapped the plan.


Glasgow Airport chiefs last year commissioned infrastructure specialists Aecom, in partnership with
Transport Scotland and Glasgow and Renfrewshire councils, to examine public transport options
following the decision to axe the £210 million Glasgow Airport Rail Link in September 2009.

A list compiled by Aecom at the end of last year included everything from trams to bubble cars, but
Transport Scotland was shocked in April when Aecom's final 12 options included recommendations for
a train line to carry passengers direct from the airport to the centre of Glasgow.

Fearing a political and public ­backlash over the Aecom report, it is understood Transport Scotland opted
to withhold the findings, and exasperated key stakeholders by stalling further research into costings.

Transport Scotland said the delay was caused by the report not yet being finalised.

The Scottish Government faced outrage from Glasgow business leaders and Labour-run Glasgow and
Renfrew­shire councils when it pulled the plug on the project on cost grounds four years ago, despite the
fact preparatory work had already begun at ­Glasgow Central Station.

Stuart Patrick, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce chief executive, said the project had become party
political, adding: "That's an awfully long time to have passed where we haven't even got to the point
where the costed alternative options are in the public domain."

A Transport Scotland spokesman said it would "take forward a detailed appraisal study with a view
to publishing a final report early next year". He added: "The detailed appraisal will consider the
cost-benefit analysis of the shortlisted options."

Aecom declined to comment.



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

I'm having déjà vu...  
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

It's back again...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-34931594
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Its going to take 6 years to plan ?
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£80million rail link could take travellers from new station to Glasgow Airport (© Evening Times)



An £80million rail link could take travellers from a new station in Paisley to Glasgow Airport.


The scheme is one of two being considered for City Deal funding by senior councillors from Glasgow and surrounding
areas. The personal rapid transit system, which would run from a relocated Paisley St James station, is similar to that
introduced at Heathrow terminal five in 2011. A new airport rail link is the flagship project of the £1.1billion City Deal
which will result major infrastructure projects across the city and neighbouring councils.

The PRT personal rapid transit system, which would be delivered by Junction 29 (Scotland), would come off the existing
main rail line which goes through Paisley Gilmour Street station. It will take passengers four minutes to travel the 1.1miles
to the airport, could be finished within a year and would minimise disruption by being built alongside the existing network.
Junction 29 owns a 40 acre site next to Glasgow Airport at junction 29 of the M8 which is large enough to provide a park
and ride at the new station plus additional land for a mixed use development.

The new scheme would feature small, automated vehicles operating on a network of specially built lightweight tracks.
Another scheme being considered is a £144m train-tram option which would involve carriage running from Glasgow Central
to the airport via Paisley. It would result in a 16.5 minute direct journey from the city centre with an estimated completion
date of 2025. A decision on which becomes the preferred option for the rail link will be made by Glasgow and Clyde Valley
Cabinet in December.

Junction 29 managing director Paul Kelly said: "The PRT option offers reduced costs, a faster journey time, can be delivered
within 12 months and would significantly ease congestion on the M8 corridor between the airport and the city centre. Passengers
would travel on the Glasgow Central/Wemyss - Gourock Bay line and disembark at a relocated Paisley St James station. They
would then join the PRT system and four minutes later arrive at the airport."

Tom Johnston, chairman of Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce, said improved access to and from Glasgow Airport is vital
not only for the continued success of the airport but for Renfrewshire's economy. He added: "A rail link would deliver significant
benefits for Renfrewshire which would give the area's businesses a fantastic boost and could potentially bring more jobs.
Renfrewshire is expanding both commercially and residentially so improved access and connectivity is vital. Anything that will
reduce traffic on the M8 would be welcome."

Mark Chestney, head of rail at Heathrow, said: "The proposed PRT system for Glasgow Airport is very similar to the system
at Heathrow terminal five taking passengers on the five minute journey between the terminal and a 1275 space car park. Since
the service began, the system has carried around two million passengers, has an excellent safety record and availability has
been approximately 99.5%. The system is also quiet, comfortable and one of the most popular systems for passengers around
the airport."





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