Urgent warning issued as thousands face Glasgow travel disruption TODAY

An URGENT warning was issued today over travel disruptions affecting thousands of people in Glasgow.

Glasgow Underground is closed all day on Sunday with no services at all.

Testing to ensure the service is bug free, secure and ready to be deployed later in the year


Testing to ensure the service is bug free, secure and ready to be deployed later in the year

The network-wide lockdown was imposed to allow staff to carry out tests on the new driverless trains.

The Subway will be closed to allow ‘fault-free train testing’ to begin one last time before starting later in the year.

Passengers couldn’t use it Subway carried out the first test day of the “fault-free train test” on Sunday, July 30th.

The new modern trains are scheduled to go into service later this year.

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But before they are introduced, they must travel 2,000 miles on the subway without making a mistake – circling the ring network 308 times.

Mark Toner, Chief Technology Officer at SPT, said: “This is the final phase of the critical train testing program before the new trains can enter passenger service.

“While the trains have been thoroughly tested both off-site on our dedicated rail track and in the system at night, they now have to travel 2,000 miles in the system – that’s about 308 laps.” Subway – flawless.

“I know Subway users have been keen to see the new trains in service – and so have we – so this is a very exciting time for all involved.”

When they are finally introduced, Glasgow will be the first city in the UK to have driverless trains.

The 2000-mile test drive must be carried out on all new trains that will be used on the subway.

If something goes wrong during the test, the train is taken off the grid, the problem is fixed and the test has to start over.

Passengers are kept up to date on Glasgow Subway social media.

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Edmuns DeMars

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