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M74 Extention

Public transport within the city is already impressive. Glasgow has the largest suburban rail network outside of London.   All of the Games-related transport projects will leave a lasting legacy of reduced journey times and of new and enhanced sustainable public transport for the benefit of the whole of Scotland.

The M74 was opened ahead of schedule on 28 June 2011.  It provides new access points to Hampden and the Commonwealth Arena & Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.  This will help to grow Scotland's economy by improving Transport links in the West of Scotland, and to other parts of Scotland and the UK.

The M80 upgrade was completed in August 2011 and the Airdrie to Bathgate Rail Link was officially opened in March 2011.  These projects were completed on time and on budget.

The official opening of the Clyde Gateway (formally known as the East End Regeneration Route) took place on 26 April 2012.  The route provides a link between many of the roads and motorways serving some of the key Games venues.

The Scottish Government has committed £40m to core funding a Fastlink Bus Rapid Transit from the new Glasgow Southern General Hospital to the SECC which will also have major Games benefits.

Transport Scotland is working with partners to deliver an upgraded station at Dalmarnock. Main construction work started in March 2012 and the station re-opened to the public in May 2013. The upgraded station will provide a vital transport hub and be a lasting legacy of the Games.