Glasgow Central Platform One, via Network Rail

Glasgow Central’s Platform rejuvenation works begin

This past weekend marked the beginning of a 10-week programme of works that will see improvements made Glasgow Central station’s platform 1, through a £1.2m track upgrade package.

A team of Network Rail engineers are conducting these works, enhancing the safety and reliability of the railway, futureproofing the infrastructure for years to come.

To ensure safe working conditions throughout the scheme, Platform 1 will see a forced closure from the 4th March until the 12th May. Though this will cause necessary disruptions to passenger journeys, the project is running concurrently to the existing closure of the West Coast Main Line at Carstairs Junction, thus minimising the passenger impact as much as possible.

These essential works are part of the Scottish Government’s ongoing investment in Scotland’s Railway. The works include:

  • Replacing 700 baseplates which are fixed to the concrete slab that holds the track in place;
  • installing new sleepers along the length of platform 1;
  • Adjusting platform coping stones to maintain adequate clearance between platform and train;
  • Upgrading tactile paving along the platform edge.

Tom Podger, project manager at Network Rail, said:

“These essential works at Glasgow Central will ensure we continue to run a safe and reliable railway.

“Had we used normal access arrangements this work would be spread over a period of approximately four years’ worth of Saturday night access and would be considerably more costly. Instead, we’ve planned this 10-week programme to run at the same time as the closure of Carstairs Junction so that disruption to passengers is kept to a minimum.

“Our team of engineers will be working around the clock to deliver these works safely and on time. We thank passengers for their patience and understanding during the works.”

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