Glasgow Airport Rail Link (G.A.R.L.) Project Photographs

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Re: Glasgow Airport Rail Link (G.A.R.L.) Project Photographs

Postby Seamey » Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:08 pm

yep - looks like the whole project is cancelled.


Paisley keeps their football pitches
Glasgow gets mega-congestion in 2014.
What will happen to platform 13 at Central Station?
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Glasgow Airport Rail Link Project 'CANCELLED'

Postby jonno22 » Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:59 pm

Hi all. Below is a link to the Glasgow's Evening Times Newspaper report regarding the announcement of scrapping the Glasgow Airport Rail Link Project which was announced this afternoon by Scotland's Finance Secretary, John Swinney.
http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/d...530401.0.0.php
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Re: Glasgow Airport Rail Link (G.A.R.L.) Project Photographs

Postby aland » Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:18 pm

i would hope that they continue the 3rd line between arkleston jnc and bellahouston as it is needed as is the new platform in central

it is a bit of a shockerooney though
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Re: Glasgow Airport Rail Link (G.A.R.L.) Project Photographs

Postby jonno22 » Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:52 pm

As far as I'm aware work improvements (scheduled works) between Glasgow and Paisley have still to go ahead including the third track for which a few road bridgeton between Hillington East and hillington West station are being widened at present to make way for the third track. The platform 12 extenstion and construction of the new platform 13 at Glasgow Central High Level station has also to go ahead, starting from the end of this month in order to tackle platform capacity (number of trains per platform) issues at present and to make way for the Class 380 E.M.U. Desiro train which will be entering service in Autumn 2010.
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Re: Glasgow Airport Rail Link (G.A.R.L.) Project Photographs

Postby Autolycus » Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:06 am

What about the promise the city made to the Commonwealth Games people about the Glasgow Airport Rail Link? Is that just to be abandoned and forgotten about?
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Re: Glasgow Airport Rail Link (G.A.R.L.) Project Photographs

Postby Rucola » Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:41 am

Yup.

Absolutely unbelievable.

What about cancelling the disastrous M74 extension? Ah, but that would go against SNP/Labour's bizarre road-worship fetish.
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Re: Glasgow Airport Rail Link (G.A.R.L.) Project Photographs

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:08 am

Rucola wrote:Yup.

Absolutely unbelievable.

What about cancelling the disastrous M74 extension? Ah, but that would go against SNP/Labour's bizarre road-worship fetish.



they'll be brining back the trams next.
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Re: Glasgow Airport Rail Link (G.A.R.L.) Project Photographs

Postby Icecube » Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:19 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:
they'll be brining back the trams next.


Naw, guided busses has got be the laugh of the century, a real jam busting alternative.
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Re: Glasgow Airport Rail Link (G.A.R.L.) Project Photographs

Postby Knightmare » Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:43 pm

Its a shame they pulled the plug on the Glasgow Airport rail link.
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Re: Glasgow Airport Rail Link (G.A.R.L.) Project Photographs

Postby Doorstop » Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:29 am

Bet you're not.
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Re: Glasgow Airport Rail Link (G.A.R.L.) Project Photographs

Postby aland » Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:08 pm

from what i have heard the only reason is that it was the fuel tanks moving going from 40m to 400m that has ko'd it

i really hope they use some of the money to re-open and electrify paisley canal to elderslie as that will bring one heck of a lot of benefits as even with the 3rd line sheilds to arkleston will still be overcrowded as you still have bottlenecks between sheilds jnc and bellahouston and on the approach to arkleston jnc
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Re: Glasgow Airport Rail Link (G.A.R.L.) Project Photographs

Postby hazy » Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:19 pm

" Purcell went on to say: "There's either been some serious mismanagement that has to be examined or there is a great deal of double accounting going on within the current budget process."

I would agree with him. I dont the the guy but he does seem pastionte about the plight of Glasgow. Not only with this projects but others i have heard him talk about. I still think the SNP were acting with a bit of premature ejaculation on there decision . I just hope they will re-evalulate the project and take the riddy and get it back on stream.
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Re: Glasgow Airport Rail Link (G.A.R.L.) Project Photographs

Postby Autolycus » Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:21 am

aland wrote:from what i have heard the only reason is that it was the fuel tanks moving going from 40m to 400m that has ko'd it

i really hope they use some of the money to re-open and electrify paisley canal to elderslie as that will bring one heck of a lot of benefits as even with the 3rd line sheilds to arkleston will still be overcrowded as you still have bottlenecks between sheilds jnc and bellahouston and on the approach to arkleston jnc



Is there any money? Whilst I don't doubt re-opening and electrifying Paisley Canal to Elderslie might bring some benefits to some folk it can hardly be compared to the promised direct link to and from Glasgow Airport.
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Re: Glasgow Airport Rail Link (G.A.R.L.) Project Photographs

Postby rico » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:19 pm

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Re: Glasgow Airport Rail Link (G.A.R.L.) Project Photographs

Postby Autolycus » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:06 pm

Looks like this is where the GARL money went.

Aberdeen bypass given green light by ministers.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/nor ... 424142.stm

Yet more anti Glasgow bias.
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