Responding to confirmation that the SNP have cancelled plans for a direct rail link to Glasgow Airport for the second time, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP said:
“This is the second time the Scottish Government have stopped plans for a direct rail link dead in their tracks. This time they’ve replaced it with feeble cop-out plans for a transit link.
“Airport workers at Glasgow International now have a pretty strong case given the SNP have stripped them of the only alternative to travelling to work by road.
“So the list of potential exemptions to the SNP and the Greens’ new shoddy workplace parking proposals is growing and growing.
“Passengers want Glasgow Airport to have a direct link with Glasgow, some 7 miles away, not a 1-mile pod to Paisley.
“Ministers are shying away from growing capacity concerns. Instead of dumping holiday-goers on the outskirts of the city they need to face up to the transport challenges in front of them and devise a realistic route from the centre to the airport.”