The final batch of automatic ticket gates at Glasgow Central High Level is now open for business, or closed if you haven’t got a ticket.
This marks the completion of the ‘claymore clang’ at stations in and around the city centre, with gates already introduced at Anderston, Charing Cross, Argyle Street and Glasgow Central Low Level stations. Gated stations reduce ticketless travel and reduce anti-social behaviour.
Says Steve Montgomery, Scot Rail’s managing director, ‘I welcome the completion of this project. Revenue protection and reducing ticketless travel have always been priorities for us because it is honest, fare-paying passengers who bear the burden in lost investment in Scotland’s railway.’
The £5.7m scheme covering the Glasgow stations was funded by Network Rail.