Rail service improvements and disruptions

18.06.20

£5m Milngavie station improvement

Network Rail are set to start £5m of works at Milngavie station to extend the platforms in an investment that will bring greater operational flexibility on the line.

Both platforms at the station will be extended from 141m each in length to 205m by reinstating 39m of unused platform and adding 25m of new platform at the south side of the station.

The improvement work will also require repositioning of signalling and overhead line equipment to accommodate the new platform lengths.

The station will continue to be operational throughout the vast majority of the work with train services running as normal with minimal inconvenience for passengers.

There will be some periods of continuous weekend working in the late autumn, when the line will be closed so the work can be delivered safely and efficiently.

Kevin McClelland, Network Rail route delivery director for capital delivery, said: “The investment we are making is key to improving the resilience and reliability of a significant route on central Scotland’s railway and in doing so, will deliver improvements in the service we offer to passengers.

“This programme of activity will involve engineers working day and night. We appreciate the impact this may have at times on those living closest to the station and thank them for their patience while we carry out this important work.

“We will deliver the project as quickly and efficiently as possible and keep disruption to a minimum for both those who use the station and the nearby residents.”

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