A GLASGOW subway station will open late today amid "operational issues".

West Street station will not be open until 3pm on Saturday, June 11, SPT announced. 

The company took to Twitter to apologise and warn passengers. 

A tweet read: "Apologies all, West Street Station will not open until 3pm tomorrow (Sat 11 June).

"Nearest station is Shields Road.

"We apologise for the inconvenience."

It comes after it was revealed that Glasgow’s Subway stations have been closed more than 60 times over recent weeks as the underground service battles staff shortages. 

West Street station has suffered the most upheaval, being shut 32 times since April 7, while Kinning Park was closed on 18 occasions, Kelvinhall, seven times, Ibrox, four times, and Cowcaddens once in the same period. 

Glasgow Green councillors have now demanded a solution is found – pointing out people should be encouraged to take public transport to fight climate change. 

What does "operational issues" mean in the Glasgow Subway?

"Operational issues" have forced SPT to close subway stations over the past few months. 

A spokesperson had told the Glasgow Times: "Operational issues is the availability of staff to cover the Subway system. 

"Our staff numbers have been adversely affected by a number of issues, including staff turnover, the ongoing Covid pandemic, and a high number of staff having to self-isolate often at short notice ie on the day or time of their shift beginning.

"This does mean we are often forced to make sudden changes to keep the majority of the system running.  

"We are actively recruiting within Subway to help deal with the current staffing issues and have a number of new staff undergoing assessment at the moment."