IMPROVEMENTS on the city’s public transport system are expected after more than £22 million was pledged.

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) has announced that £1.5m will be spent in the city on improving various aspects of public transport.

These include bus stop upgrades in and around Hope Street and Renfield Street and in Paisley Road West.

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Around £23m has been allocated to buy new trains for the Subway, improve stations and upgrade the Govan depot, among other projects.

SPT is in talks with Glasgow city council over other ways to spend the cash. Council bosses want the money to tie in with their existing plans under the Spaces For People scheme, which hopes to encourage cycling and walking in the city.

Money could be spent on creating priority bus routes along Paisley Road West and work may be done to improve road markings around bus stops, as well as better signalling for public transport and doing up bus shelters.

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Pollokshields and Mosspark are also in the spotlight in the regional transport authority’s capital spending plans.

SPT hope to spend cash creating high-access curbs for bus stops, which they also want to see improved.

It is understood transport chiefs and the council will discuss these improvements with the city’s plans for encouraging walking and cycling in Glasgow in mind.

Some £300,000 has been earmarked for improvements to Buchanan Bus Station as well as extra cash for the bus junction in Battlefield Road and other works in Pollok and Penilee.

In South Lanarkshire, £2.4m has been pledged for upgrading Cambuslang station’s park and ride facilities, reducing bus congestion and creating new cycle routes, among other projects.

SPT has set aside £1.8m in North Lanarkshire for projects including junction improvements for the A71 and A74 as well as creating an “active travel” link to Ravenscraig.

In Renfrewshire, £1m will be spent on creating new pedestrian crossings, bus lane improvements and the construction of a bus turning point in Linburn, Erskine.

Glasgow city council was approached for comment.