Glasgow is the largest Scottish city and one of the largest in the whole of the UK. It is also one of the largest seaports in the world, and has grown since Scottish Enlightenment in the 18th Century to have the largest population per square mile of any city in Scotland. Nearly 600,000 people live in the City of Glasgow, with 1.2 million living in the Greater Glasgow area. The city is set to play host to the 2014 Commonwealth Games and is well known for the rivalry between its football teams Rangers and Celtic.
In terms of transport, Glasgow actually has the most extensive rail network in the UK outside London. The River Clyde currently divides the two halves of the city, but there are plans afoot to combine them into a single, more cohesive rail network. There is also the Glasgow Subway, a complete underground network that is considered the world’s third underground network after London and Budapest.
Glasgow is also a hotspot for drivers, with a large concentration of businesses and industry within the city, as well as on the outskirts. The M8 passes through the city centre and connects in the city with three other motorways, the M77, M73, and M80. The M8 has recently been extended to reach the M74, as well, connecting more areas of the city outskirts with the main city itself. A number of planned developments are under way or set to begin work soon, including the East End Regeneration Route.
The extensive motorway links, and various park and ride schemes that operate within and around Glasgow mean that many people choose to commute to the city by car. If you are travelling from outside the city and will not be driving in the centre itself, then a saloon that is equipped for long distance and offers good fuel consumption, using an affordable car loan from Like Car Finance, could provide you with the transport you require.
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