Glasgow’s roads closed for Fast and Furious filming

Written by Ellie

Motorists in Glasgow will have to put up with a series of road closures for the rest of October – all for the sake of Hollywood and undiluted movie magic.

A crew of 200 people will be involved in the production of the movie – a spin-off of the Fast and Furious franchise – when shooting takes place in the centre of Glasgow from October 24th-29th, the BBC reports.

Glasgow City Council has revealed which roads will be affected by filming and when – the full list can be found a bit further down.

A statement from the city council read: "All vehicles will be prohibited, waiting, loading and unloading will also be prohibited, except vehicles there in connection with the filming, which have been given permission by the Glasgow City Council Traffic and Road Safety."

The spin-off film will star some of the biggest names linked to the Fast and Furious series over time, such as Jason Statham and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, as well as newcomers to the franchise such as Idris Elba and Eddie Marsan.  

Currently, the film only has a working title of ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ – a reference to the characters played by The Rock and Luke Evans – and is on track to hit cinema screens around August 2019.

Glasgow was used as a filming location for Fast and Furious 6 in 2012, but none of the stars came to the city.

Ellie Baker, brand manager at FCS Scotland, commented: “It’s fantastic that Hollywood has come to town and hopefully, the times of the road closures shouldn’t cause too much disruption for motorists.”

Full list of Glasgow road closures and times:

From 04:00 on Tuesday 23 October until 23:59 on Friday 26 October

  • Brunswick Street for its full length
  • Cochrane Street for its full length
  • George Square (east side) for its full length
  • George Square (north side) between North Hanover Street and North Frederick Street
  • George Square (south side) for its full length
  • George Street between George Square and Montrose Street
  • Hanover Street for its full length
  • Ingram Street between Glassford Street and Albion Street
  • John Street for its full length
  • Martha Street for its full length
  • Montrose Street between George Street and Ingram Street
  • North Frederick Street for its full length
  • South Frederick Street for its full length

From 10:00 until 16:00 on Wednesday 24 October, and from 10:00 until 16:00 on Thursday 25 October

Roads subject to short term stop and hold during filming:

  • Glassford Street between Ingram Street and Wilson Street
  • Ingram Street between Queen Street and Albion Street
  • Virginia Place for its full length
  • Miller Street at the junction with Ingram Street

From 10:00 until 16:00 on Friday 26 October

  • Glassford Street between Ingram Street and Wilson Street
  • Ingram Street between Queen Street and Albion Street
  • Virginia Place for its full length
  • Miller Street at the junction with Ingram Street

From 04:00 on Tuesday 23 October until 16:00 on Monday 29 October

  • Brunswick Street between Trongate and Wilson Street

From 00:01 on Saturday 27 October until 23:59 on Monday 29 October

  • George Square (east side) for its full length
  • George Square (north side) between George Street and North Frederick Street (subject to short term stop and hold only)
  • George Square (south side) for its full length
  • George Square (west side) for its full length (subject to short term stop and hold only)
  • North Hanover Street between Cathedral Street and George Square (subject to short term stop and hold only)
  • Hanover Street for its full length
  • South Frederick Street for its full length
  • George Street between North Frederick Street to Montrose Street
  • John Street between George Street and Ingram Street
  • Montrose Street between George Street and Ingram Street
  • Cochrane Street for its full length

From 02:00 until 23:00 on Sunday 28 October

  • St Vincent Place for its full length
  • St Vincent Street between St Vincent Place and Blythswood Street
  • George Square (south side) for its full length
  • George Square (east side) for its full length
  • George Square (west side) for its full length
  • Cochrane Street for its full length
  • Hanover Street for its full length
  • Queen Street between Ingram Street and George Street
  • John Street between George Street and Ingram Street
  • Montrose Street between George Street and Ingram Street
  • George Street between North Frederick Street and Montrose Street
  • Anchor Lane for its full length
  • North Court for its full length
  • North Court Lane for its full length
  • South Frederick Street for its full length
  • West Nile Street between Drury Street and West George Street
  • Renfield Street West George Street and Drury Street
  • Hope Street between Bothwell Street and West George Street
  • Wellington Street between West George Street and Bothwell Street
  • West Campbell Street between Bothwell Street and West George Street

From 04:00 on Friday 26 October until 23:59 on Saturday 27 October

  • North Street between Anderston Quay and Argyle Street
  • Newton Street between Argyle Street and Anderston Quay
  • Waterloo Street between Douglas Street and Pitt Street
  • Suspension of bus lane/taxi lane. Can be used by all vehicles
  • North Hanover Street between George Square and Cathedral Street (suspension of Bus Lane)

Posted on 23rd October 2018

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