AFTER we revealed last week that Fastlink will not be up and running in time for the Commonweath Games, SPT issued a statement to the media accusing the Evening Times of being inaccurate.
It was issued by chairman George Redmond and said: "Contrary to the report in the Evening Times, the SECC to the city centre section of Fastlink is at an extremely advanced stage in terms of design, development and construction and this major public transport project will commence later this year.
"The report in the Evening Times is simply inaccurate and work on this key section will provide high quality infrastructure to support the Commonwealth Games."
But Transport Scotland has now said that although the route – which is being built by the city council – will be used in some capacity, plans are still to be finalised.
Instead of new, state-of-the-art buses, they admitted that the athletes' fleet will "most likely be a mix of mini-buses, coaches and double-deck buses" and would not be public services.
Transport Scotland also revealed that the route will shut again after the Games are over to allow the comple-tion of Fastlink to the new South Glasgow Hospitals.
Last night, SPT issued a new statement.
A spokesman for the transport body said: "SPT chairman George Redmond has said his statement to media following the Evening Times article on Fastlink was intended to clarify that the project is on time, on budget and aligned with the final business case agreed by Scottish Government late last year and not meant to cast any aspersions on Evening Times reporting."