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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-02587: Johann Lamont (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 14 November 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to support the introduction of a Glasgow Airport rail link.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 21 November 2018

In January I will Chair the next meeting of the Glasgow Airport Access Executive Steering Group which includes the Leaders of both Glasgow City and Renfrewshire Councils.

Transport Scotland and Network Rail are continuing to work collaboratively with the Glasgow Airport Access Project team as they reconsider the evidence base and transport appraisal work to address comments raised in an independent audit of the Outline Business Case.

The Scottish Government remains committed to working with our partners to find solutions to improve surface access to Glasgow Airport. In doing so we must recognise, as stated on a number of occasions, there are significant challenges to the delivery of any rail link to Glasgow Airport.