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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-02954: Elaine Smith (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 19 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government when it expects work to start on constructing the proposed rail link between Glasgow Airport and Glasgow Central station.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 23 September 2016

All aspects of the delivery of the Glasgow Airport Access Project through the Glasgow City Region Deal, including developing the business case, reporting on equality and environmental issues, determination of project costs and programme, are the responsibility of Glasgow City Council and Renfrewshire Council.

The Glasgow City Region Deal has £1 billion available to fund this project and it is critical that any investment of public funds is as a result of a robust business case to allow well informed decisions to be made. Glasgow City Council and Renfrewshire Council have advised that their business case will be available by the end of this year. I have also set up a high-level steering group involving both councils.