glasgow airport logoVisit Airport HotelsVisit Airport ParkingClick to Return to homepage

Glasgow Airport Guide

Glasgow Airport Guide

Axing rail link cost 40m


The decision to scrap the Glasgow Airport Rail Link cost the taxpayer £40m, the Herald reports. Transport Minister Stewart Stevenson admitted that the bill for winding up the project jumped from a previous estimate of £25m. Most of the money has gone on terminating contracts and paying compensation for the cancellation of the £212m link.

The information was uncovered by Paisley North MSP Wendy Alexander, who asked Mr Stevenson for a breakdown of how much the cancellation had already cost the taxpayer and what was still due to be paid. She said it was an ‘absolutely disgraceful waste of public money’ and accused Finance Secretary John Swinney of incompetence.

The figures detailed in Mr Stevenson’s parliamentary answer show that the costs incurred relating to ‘the close out’ of the project were almost £19m on branch line works, £7.6m for combined work on the Glasgow to Paisley main line and branch line and around £6.75m paid for land, legal and consultancy bills. The figures do not include VAT, which would add another £5m, nor the £3m cost of the original Bill to allow work to go ahead.

Add to: | Digg it | Newsvine | NowPublic | Reddit

To book a glasgow airport hotel or glasgow airport car park at the lowest price, click on these links to two great glasgow airport hotel and glasgow airport car parking price comparison pages.


More Coming Soon
Glasgow Airport News
Glasgow Airport Airline Contact Details
Glasgow Airport Directions
Glasgow Airport Plane Spotting
Glasgow Attractions
Glasgow Airport Technical Data

Glasgow Airport Services

Glasgow Airport Parking
Glasgow Airport Hotels
Glasgow Airport Lounge
Foreign Currency Glasgow Airport
Glasgow Business Services

Other Airport Guides

Belfast Airport
Birmingham Airport
Bristol Airport
Cardiff Airport
East Midlands Airport
Edinburgh Airport
Gatwick Airport
Heathrow Airport
Liverpool Airport
Luton Airport
Manchester Airport
Newcastle Airport
Stansted Airport
World Airports
UK Airport News

Useful Websites
Glasgow Airport Hotel
Glasgow Airport Car Park

contact us : about us : privacy : site map

© TMC Ltd