Track renewal in Scotland

Network Rail investing £4m into track upgrades in Ayrshire

As part of improvement works to keep rail passengers in Scotland moving, Network Rail is investing more than £4m to replace aging track between Glasgow and Kilwinning.

Engineers will target over a mile of track to replace at various locations in Ayrshire, including Howwood, Glengarnock and Dalgarven.

They will replace old, worn railway track by removing it and laying new stone ballast, sleepers and rails. This will help to guarantee continued, smooth operation of the railway line.

The work will be carried out over a period of four weekends, starting in late January 2022.

Due to the complexity of the engineering work, the project will see some short-term closures of the line. In these instances, Network Rail has been working with regional transport providers to deliver replacement bus services, as well as a direct bus service running between Glasgow Central and Ardrossan Harbour, to ensure ferry sailings remain connected to the local public transport network.

Liam Sumpter, Network Rail Route Director for Scotland, said: “The work we are undertaking is vital for the long-term future reliability of the line.

“Our engineers will be working around-the-clock to complete these complex projects as quickly as possible.

“We understand the inconvenience these works will cause to some passengers and residents and we thank them for their patience. We are committed to completing this work quickly and limiting disruption as much as possible.”

Rail Technology Magazine latest edition APR/May 22

RTM APR/May 22

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion: An essential agenda for UK Rail's future

Our April/May 2022 edition of RTM is now live, packed full of insights and analysis of rail projects, innovations, and ambitions across the UK network. Jump in and hear from the likes of Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen on how they’re supercharging rail in the region, hear from RIA Chief Executive Darren Caplan as he outlines why ED&I is essential to the future of rail, and Alan Pattison breaks down the unique work which went into rebuilding Soham station, alongside much, much more…

Videos...

View all videos
TransCityRail Banner

TransCityRail

South \ 29 09 22
North \ 10 11 22
Mids \ 10 02 23

TransCityRail is a series of regional, interactive and insightful events across the country bringing together leaders, collaborators, problem solvers and innovators in a creative and invigorating way.
 

This series of events supports and informs the whole of the rail industry and connects suppliers with buyers, specifiers, leaders and decision-makers looking to procure a wide variety of innovative products and services for their region.

Podcast

The Green Rail Revolution

Maria Machancoses, Director of Midlands Connect discusses the importance of HS2 to the Midlands and the UK, their collaborative work with the Department for Transport, and how we need to embrace the railways again.

More articles...

View all