George Asks for Free SPT Holiday Travel for Paisley’s Kids


George at the driving seatPaisley MSP George Adam is urging Strathclyde Partnership for Transport to extend free summer travel for children on the Glasgow Subway so that kids from Paisley can also enjoy complementary travel.

Mr Adam is concerned that families from Paisley wishing to attend tourist attractions in Glasgow this summer, including the new Transport Museum, will not have the same advantage as their counterparts from Glasgow.

George Adam MSP said:

“I welcome the SPT announcement that children will travel for free on the Glasgow Subway this summer.

“Unfortunately families in my constituency will still be deterred due to the remaining cost of a rail ticket into the city and I strongly urge SPT to extend a similar scheme to Paisley where children can take advantage of a free travel card. How often does Paisley and Renfrewshire need to be ignored by SPT? There needs to be some balance and Renfrewshire as one of the “partners” needs to get the same offers as Glasgow. It appears our children are now being ignored by SPT.

“I will be writing to SPT to urge them to extend this scheme to Paisley. Free travel for kids on the Subway is a fantastic idea, but it makes sense to assist families in surrounding towns and villages to get there.

The SPT offer runs from 25 June to 21 August for up to two children under the age of 16 with every full fare paying adult.

More information about the SPT initiative can be found here