Coronavirus: Glasgow Subway to Close Early

The Clockwork Orange (Pic: spt.co.uk)

Glasgow Subway has announced that the network will close early each night as local measures to tackle the spread of coronavirus are strengthened. From today, the underground will close at 9pm, when the last train leaves St Enoch station.

Operators SPT said in a statement: “Please only travel if you are an essential key worker and your journey is absolutely necessary.

“We encourage all passengers to follow advice from relevant public health authorities and follow the restrictions announced by the Government to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.”

Yesterday marked the first day of lockdown measures across the city with Police Scotland announcing they were satisfied with the level of compliance with new government advice.

Announcing new measures on Monday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “Some of what is being outlined is already active advice in Scotland. But I want to ensure that the latest position is set out clearly and comprehensively.

“Let me be blunt: these stringent restrictions on our normal day to day lives are difficult and unprecedented but they are essential for the protection of all of us. What I am telling people across Scotland that they now must do to help us fight this virus is stay at home.

“Gatherings of more than two people in public will be prohibited – unless it is a household group or work related. Social events must not take place. That includes weddings and christenings. The exception is funerals but we are asking – in what is undoubtedly the hardest thing I will say tonight – that they are restricted to immediate family only.

“I fully expect the vast majority of people will do the right thing and for that, we thank you. Later this week emergency legislation will give us powers of enforcement and we will use them if necessary. But from tonight, if the police find people or premises flouting these rules they will give strong advice to cease and do the right thing. Within days they will be able to follow that up with enforcement.”