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Stayed at the airport hotel at the weekend for a gig at the Hydro. There is a bus every 15 min into the centre of Glasgow. At midnight it goes hourely , was well impressed. Also when I return from offshore I always get the bus to Gilmour Street or phone a private hire to take me so never find it a problem getting to Paisley.

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Find it incredible that this is back on the table so soon after the fiasco of buying up portions of land way above market value and then having to sell them off again at a pittance when the project ground to a halt.

I was firmly in favour of it happening before and hopefully this time it will be completed successfully. Just a shame so much money was wasted previously.

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It would probably split in two along the demilitarised Glasgow Road. The Democratic People's Republic of Rawlston on the northern Barshaw Park side and the Republic of Rawlston on the southern Hawkhead Road side. There will be a war and the UN will intervene. The USA will send a bunch of actors to work in the MASH units.

The DPR Rawlston is really just West Penilee

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There is a very plausible solution to a practical link from Glasgow city centre to the Airport.

Riverbuses from the Broomielaw to the site of the Old Flying Club on Inchinnan Road.

Lift from Central Station down to Terminal at Broomielaw Quay - Riverbus down the Clyde, turn left into the White Cart after a wee bit of a clean up and dredge - Terminal at site of Old Flying Club - Lift up to Elevated Covered Moving Walkway - 400 Metres and you are in the Airport Terminal Building - SORTED.

Would show some innovation and provide an interesting Gateway to Glasgow City Centre and the Airport.

GET IT SORTED SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT, GLASGOW AIRPORT, RENFREWSHIRE COUNCIL 

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A link MIGHT be back on.  

AGAIN.

a new report recommending a radical Glasgow-wide Metro system says, this....

It recommended building a link between the airport and Paisley Gilmour Street Station as the first leg of a metro line that would then be extended to connect Renfrew - the largest town in Scotland without a rail station - Braehead Shopping Centre and Queen Elizabeth University Hospital to the city centre.”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-48070593

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A link MIGHT be back on.  
AGAIN.
a new report recommending a radical Glasgow-wide Metro system says, this....
”It recommended building a link between the airport and Paisley Gilmour Street Station as the first leg of a metro line that would then be extended to connect Renfrew - the largest town in Scotland without a rail station - Braehead Shopping Centre and Queen Elizabeth University Hospital to the city centre.”
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-48070593
There's some new bridge building being planned around the Renfrew ferry site. They might be better tying it into that as well if they plan to go along north side of Clyde as well as QE, braehead route.

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33 minutes ago, TPAFKATS said:
10 hours ago, antrin said:
A link MIGHT be back on.  
AGAIN.
a new report recommending a radical Glasgow-wide Metro system says, this....
”It recommended building a link between the airport and Paisley Gilmour Street Station as the first leg of a metro line that would then be extended to connect Renfrew - the largest town in Scotland without a rail station - Braehead Shopping Centre and Queen Elizabeth University Hospital to the city centre.”
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-48070593

There's some new bridge building being planned around the Renfrew ferry site. They might be better tying it into that as well if they plan to go along north side of Clyde as well as QE, braehead route.

I thought taking a link to the St Jame's St line would have been the easiest but apparently they want to go right up Abercorn St . Certainly , Abbotsinch is no longer the busiest  airport maybe a wee tram link would give it a boost. .

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As someone who has a bus pass I would consider it essential that the new, improved metro passes about 5 mins walk from my house and links me to Paisley Gilmour Street, St Mirren Park, Paisley Airport (it's no in Glasgow :spud5) and Glasgow Central and Queen Street stations.  Oh, and the Bon Accord (Fri / Sat only).  Not much to ask is it?

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I thought taking a link to the St Jame's St line would have been the easiest but apparently they want to go right up Abercorn St . Certainly , Abbotsinch is no longer the busiest  airport maybe a wee tram link would give it a boost. .
Ffs, don't mention trams...

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