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Glasgow Subway fully resumes after emergency tunnel repairs

Image caption A bus service had to shuttle passengers between some stations while engineers worked on repairs

The Glasgow Subway has fully reopened after emergency repairs had forced it to limit some of its services.

Operators Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) said planned work last Monday night uncovered tunnel lining which needed an unexpected repair.

Cowcaddens station had to be closed and shuttle bus services were running between some stations.

SPT said the system was now operating in full and thanked Subway-users for their patience.

The repair work had initially disrupted both circles, with the inner circle fully reopening on Thursday.

A spokesman said it had been a very difficult week for passengers.

He added: "We have been focusing on getting the system fully reinstated whilst making sure the safety of passengers and staff is always our priority.

"Specialist engineers have been on site dealing with a repair to the tunnel lining at Cowcaddens.

"That work has taken longer than expected and keeping the Subway operational while that was happening has proved a challenge."

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