Glasgow Airport rail link objectors can have their say - for £20
Opponents of a proposed rail link between Glasgow city cente and the airport have been given the chance to formally oppose the plan - but it will cost £20. A 60-day objection period got under way yesterday, after a private Bill by Strathclyde Passenger Transport (SPT) for the £160 million scheme was introduced at Holyrood.
The rail link involves upgrading 5½ miles of track and laying just over 1 mile of track between Paisley St. James Station and Glasgow Airport. If the plan gets the go-ahead, the link between Glasgow Airport and Central Station could be up and running by the end of 2009.
BAA Scotland's latest forecasts indicate passenger numbers could rise as high as 24 million by 2030. At present 95% of passengers travelling to Glasgow Airport do so by road and use airport parking.
However, the Scottish Parliament will now charge a standard administration fee of £20 to anyone wishing to object.
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