Argyle tunnel

Glasgow's Argyle line to be upgraded in £32m improvement project

The £32m programme of improvement work to improve reliability on Glasgow’s Argyle line is set to get underway from mid-March.

Work will take place for 8 weeks from March 13th to May 8th with the line being closed between Rutherglen and Exhibition Centre.

Engineers will use this time to repair and replace tracks, tunnels and bridges on the line through Glasgow city centre.

Anderston station is also set to be be modernised as part of the programme of work being undertaken.

A new lift shaft will be installed and upgrades to the booking office, concourse and platform stairs will take place.

Alan Ross, Network Rail Scotland’s Director of Engineering and Asset Management spoke on the benefits the programme will provide.

Mr Ross said: “This major investment in our railway infrastructure is designed to keep the line operating reliably for our customers.

“While we appreciate that some journeys will be impacted during the line closure, our work will mean that disruption and delays will be less likely in the future.

“At Anderston, starting work on a new lift will make the station more easily accessible in the future.

“Our teams will be working hard to finish this project as quickly as possible.

“We’d like to thank all passengers and lineside neighbours for their patience and understanding while we carry out this essential work.”

David Simpson, ScotRail Operations Director commented on the work set to commence in Glasgow.

Mr Simpson said: “The enhancements to the track and tunnels will improve punctuality and reliability on the route for years to come.

“It’s all part of our ongoing commitment to deliver a modern, reliable, efficient, green and clean rail network as we move forward.”

Rail replacement services will run in place of affected rail services at stations impacted by the work.

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