Rangers' first home game of the season has contributed to the Glasgow Subway's busiest day in almost five years. 

The Subway has had one of its busiest periods ever this month with almost half a million journeys completed during the UCI Cycling World Championships.

People attending the cycling events as well as football fans visiting Ibrox stadium added to a whopping 59,000 journeys on Saturday, August 12 - the busiest day in the system since October 2018 and one of the busiest in the last ten years.

More than 470,000 trips on the city's underground services were completed over the course of the ten-day event.

The first weekend alone saw more than 132,000 journeys, the busiest weekend for the Subway since 2018. 

SPT-owned Buchanan Bus Station, East Kilbride and Hamilton saw almost an extra 110,000 passengers passing through over the last 10 days, with more than 57,000 walking through Buchanan Bus Station in one day. 

SPT's chief executive Valerie Davidson said: “The 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships has been a tremendous success and SPT is delighted to have been able to support this fantastic event. 

“Our decision to run extended opening hours on the Subway Sunday to assist those trying to get about the city when the majority of main roads were closed was absolutely the right one. 

"There is no doubt this was a huge help in keeping Glasgow moving throughout all the events.

“It really has been a very busy time, particularly for all those front-facing customer service staff who, as always, all stepped up to show the professional face of SPT offering help and direction to the many visitors we saw across all our sites. 

"I would like to thank them all for their tremendous efforts and hard work during the event.”