A campaign has been launched to urge transport bosses to 'think outside the circle' and extend Glasgow's subway line. 

The Glasgow Tube campaign has attracted over 200 hundred signatures since it was launched.

Evening Times:

The campaigners suggested that Glasgow's East End could have stops at Glasgow Green, Bridgeton Cross, Celtic Park/Emirates Arena, The Forge Retail Park, The Fort and Easterhouse.

In the South Side, stops are suggested for Bellahouston Park, Mosspark, Craigton, Cardonald, Penilee, Braehead Shopping Centre, Crookston, Silverburn Shopping Centre, Shawlands 
and Pollokshields.

Those behind the campaign, aimed at SPT and the minister for transport Derek MacKay, say in the petition, "Extend Glasgow’s subway network to reach more people in every corner of Glasgow. SPT and the Scottish Government need to finally deliver on plans and invest in a comprehensive and far-reaching transport system for the long-term benefit of Glasgow’s people, economy and environment.

"This will extend and enhance the subway’s ridership and improve everyone’s mobility - not just those who live within the limited network of the current subway system."

The campaigners have even suggested what the new transport system could look like and suggest that it is being underused because it is not accessible to the majority of Glaswegians. 

The petition explains, "Glasgow’s Subway network has being going in circles for too long!

"Built in 1896, Glasgow has the third oldest underground in the world but unlike all other cities, Glasgow has never extended its subway. The subway is not accessible to the majority living in Glasgow and as a result is underused for a city of its size.

"The ridership of Glasgow’s subway compares poorly to that of geographically smaller and less populated cities such as Lisbon whose annual underground ridership is 140.9 million, while Glasgow subway’s annual ridership is 12.8 mil, despite having the larger population.

"Fewer cars mean less congestion, more space, and cleaner air above ground for cyclists, pedestrians and remaining motorists. Glasgow has the lowest level of car ownership in Scotland, and some of the worst levels of air pollution. Many people have no choice but to drive due to poor public transport provisions. An extended Subway network would provide a lifeline to isolated communities, improve everyone's overall mobility, and reduce reliance on cars and the problem of scarcity of parking spaces."

You can sign the campaign and read more here