Solheim Cup travel plan praised
Transport providers, staff and spectators have been praised for playing their part in delivering the highest attended and most successfully hosted Solheim Cup.
A detailed transport plan was agreed in advance between partners including Transport Scotland, Police Scotland, Perth & Kinross Council, Stirling Council, Amey, BEAR Scotland, Stagecoach and ScotRail.
Following on from the tremendous success of the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup in 2014, and last year’s European Championships, travel partners once again joined forces to provide transportation for over 90,000 golf fans from across the world, and thousands more volunteers and staff.
Stewart Leggett, Head of Operations at Transport Scotland, said:
“All transport providers have worked tirelessly to deliver a plan the reflects Scotland’s status as the perfect stage to host world class events. As a family-friendly and accessible golf event, equality and experience have been at the core of our planning. We wanted safe and efficient journeys for all spectators, and judging by the positive feedback we achieved that.
“The park and ride facilities operated by Stagecoach worked as planned as did ScotRail services, ensuring the focus was rightly on the biggest event in women’s golf, and not the logistics.
“Scotland has rightly earned a good reputation for delivering successful major sporting events like the Commonwealth Games and European Championships. The benchmark for travel to Gleneagles was set by the successful Ryder Cup and I believe we matched that.”