Dear Valued Customer,

As has been well publicised, Glasgow will be hosting the UN Climate Conference COP26 from 31st October until 12th November. We are therefore expecting disruption to our services in Scotland as a result of this.

The disruption will be most pronounced in the city of Glasgow, particularly centred around the Scottish Event Campus (SEC). We also expect surrounding areas – including the M8 motorway and parts of Edinburgh where some of the delegates are staying – to see road closures and disruption, both due to the event itself and the expected presence of up to 50,000 protestors.

After consultation with our Scottish network members the following measures will apply to all consignments through our network manifested from Wednesday 27th October until Friday 12th November:

Postcode

G1-5, 11-14, 20-22, 31-33, 40-44, 51, 52, 72-73

Service changes

D service only, no TA/TB/AM/EB

Postcode

All other G postcodes, PA1-19, KA, ML, EH

Service changes

C service only, no TA/TB

Additionally, we are aware that there may be strikes by public transport workers and other unexpected disruptions – we will update the network throughout the conference period regarding any changes that occur.

COP26 will be unlike any other major event that Glasgow has ever hosted. It will create a unique set of challenges for the travel network. The event is huge and very complicated. It involves around 140 world leaders, some 25,000 delegates and climate activists as well. It’s expected COP26 will have an impact on travel across Central Scotland.

Further information is available via the ‘Get Ready Glasgow’ website that is linked below.

www.getreadyglasgow.com/cop26/traffic-and-travel

Our members in the affected postcodes will continue to deliver on a daily basis and communicate issues as they arise during this period of disruption.

We will update you all as the situation develops but at this time, we expect these changes to be in place until Friday 12th November.

Please find further information via the official COP26 website – https://ukcop26.org/ 

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times, if you require any further information or assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.

Assuring you of our very best intentions at all times.

C & D South West Ltd

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