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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-15675: Jamie Greene (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 28 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many people have used the Glasgow underground in each year since 2012.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 17 April 2018

The Glasgow Subway is the responsibility of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT). Subway patronage figures are reported to SPT's Operations Committee and are available at: http://www.spt.co.uk/corporate/about/minutes-agendas/operations-committee/ .

SPT have provided the following patronage figures for years since 2011-12 (rounded to one decimal place):

Year

Patronage

2011-12

12.9 million

2012-13

12.6 million

2013-14

12.8 million

2014-15

13.0 million

2015-16

12.7 million

2016-17

10.6 million

The lower figure for 2016-17 was affected by the temporary closure of the Subway for approximately eight weeks in summer 2016 for modernisation works.