New park and ride taking shape in Cambuslang

Published: Friday 12 March 2021

this photo shows Councillor John Anderson at the site of works taking place at Cambuslang Park and Ride

Work is progressing well on a new park and ride facility to encourage sustainable travel in Cambuslang.

The development is taking shape on derelict land opposite Cambuslang Train Station, adjacent to Bridge Street.

More than 250 new parking spaces, including new electric vehicle charging infrastructure, will be provided.  

Funding for the project for entire project has now been confirmed from Strathclyde Partnership for Transport and works are expected to conclude by the end of the summer.

Chair of South Lanarkshire Council’s Community and Enterprise Resources Committee, Councillor John Anderson, said: “I recently visited the site and was pleased to see the progress that is being made there.

“Providing support for sustainable transport is a welcome landmark in our drive to deliver improvements to support more eco-friendly travel options for the community in Cambuslang and surrounding areas.”

Once open, access to the Park and Ride facility will be via a new dedicated right turn lane from Bridge Street.

While the majority of the works on site will not impact on the existing roads infrastructure there will be some traffic management required to allow for the safe construction of the right turn lane.

The development is being funded in partnership with Strathclyde Partnership for Transport and South Lanarkshire Council. 

South Lanarkshire Council Executive Director of Community and Enterprise Resources Michael McGlynn said: “This development is an important link in the wider development goals for this area, it will bring a derelict site back into use and deliver environmental improvements.

“Some local disruption is inevitable with a development on this scale and I would ask for patience for any inconvenience caused and thank the community in advance for supporting the delivery of this infrastructure investment.”

SPT Chair, Councillor Dr Martin Bartos said: “SPT is proud to invest in this key park and ride infrastructure project that will encourage more people to make the switch to rail and reduce the need to travel by car.

“Despite the many challenges faced over the past year, SPT’s capital programme continues to support a range of transport projects that offers more sustainable and active travel choices to people across Strathclyde.”