Announced six years ago, Glasgow’s first bus rapid transit scheme began operating in 2015, but HUGH DOUGHERTY questions whether it lives up to the promise and whether it will ever be extended

The promise: a graphic impression of Fastlink on the Broomielaw, next to the River Clyde and looking west towards the Clyde Arc Bridge, with a Wright StreetCar heading into the city. This shows where the bus-only lanes would stop either side of recently built apartments at Lancefield Quay. The busway beyond that building has not been built.

Fastlink is a great name for the £40million all-new bus rapid transit (BRT) route conceived in 2011 to serve Glasgow’s new super-hospital on the south bank of the Clyde at Shieldhall and developed by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), Glasgow City Council, Transport Scotland, the Scottish Government and Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board.

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