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Glasgow Business . 33 www.glasgowchamberofcommerce.com “People are still able to do that while the


tunnel is closed – the railway is still very much open for business. However, they will see changes to their normal journey. We want to make sure that everyone understands what these changes mean for him or her. “Upgrading the tunnel will allow us to run


faster, longer, greener trains in the future. Tis will mean more seats, shorter journey times and less impact on our environment. Te long-term benefits of this investment will be considerable, not just for our railway, but also for the country.” Derek Mackay, Minister for Transport,


said: “Tis is a significant milestone in our £5 billion programme of investment in Scotland’s Railway which is helping to reverse decades of under-investment and substantially modernise our rail infrastructure. “Tis is a once-in-a-generation project and one of the most ambitious ever planned on the Edinburgh-Glasgow route. Te works will support the introduction of a new generation of faster, quieter and greener electric trains on routes across the Central Belt next year. “Although I understand that this work will


cause some inconvenience to passengers, the ScotRail Alliance is working to ensure that services are maintained where possible, disruption is kept to a minimum and that passengers are kept well informed throughout the work. “I would like to thank passengers for their


co-operation and understanding during the tunnel closure.”


Open for business: your key travel info


A few weeks into the closure of the Queen Street Tunnel, many Glasgow Chamber members who use the service regularly will already be used to the different arrangements. But for those of who you are not, then please be aware that the railway is very much open for business but those planning to travel from Queen Street High Level should


know that they will have to make changes to their normal journeys. Trains have been diverted to travel out of either the Queen Street Low Level lines or Glasgow Central. All the latest information is available online on a dedicated web page at www.scotrail.co.uk/QueenStreetTunnel The Queen Street Tunnel reopens


on 8 August.


INFINITE FLEXIBILITY


The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Scotland’s most loved conference venue situated in a striking riverside location, has launched a dedicated Day Delegate Rate entitled ‘We Do Wee Too’. Designed by the SECC’s multi-


award winning conference team to satisfy the needs of the local corporate market, Wee Too provides a cost effective and flexible solution for small to medium sized meetings. Catering for between 50 – 500 delegates across 17 dedicated conference rooms, our new DDR is inclusive of room hire, food, audio visual and Wi-Fi. Kathleen Warden, Director


of Conference Sales, SECC said: “Our dynamic venue has infinite flexibility, and allows us to make the organisation of a meeting or corporate event a trouble free experience. Hosting events is what we do, from the precision of logistical arrangements to the added value of media engagement and everything in between; you’ll find that the experienced SECC team thinks of everything.” For more information contact Glenda.Carlyle@secc.co.uk or sarah.kergon@secc.co.uk


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