TramForward welcomes the Scottish Government’s Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2)
TramForward welcomes the Scottish Government’s Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2) including the planned Glasgow METRO system, which would be transformational for communities in the Glasgow conurbation, as well as a commitment to develop a mass transit system for Edinburgh and South East Scotland, which could include further tram extensions. The proposals also include a rapid transit system for Aberdeen.
TramForward has been campaigning over the past years for light rail in Glasgow, including the east-west lines, and for tram extensions in Edinburgh, particularly to the south of the city, and it is gratifying to see such ideas at last being taken seriously.
Light Rail Transit Association Chair Paul Rowen said, “We very much welcome the proposals but some idea of the proposed structure, programme and funding would be helpful for respondents to the consultative phase.”
LRTA Campaigns Group Chair and former Glaswegian James Harkins said: “Scottish city regions have had no serious transport projects for the last ten years and we desperately need to move from concepts and documents to real tangible transport projects.”