Scotland’s railway is set for a boost with Network Rail on track to begin a 12-week project this weekend that will see a £500k suite of improvements made at Addiewell station.
The upgrades will see engineers demolish the existing platform at the station and replace it with a more easily maintained surface.
While repairs and safety measures have been undertaken at the station in the past, Network Rail says advancements in platform maintenance technology mean this work will last longer and be more effective.
“…passengers will be able to move around the station safely…”
The work will include upgrades to the station’s drainage system, in turn eliminating the risk of puddles forming after heavy rain or snow.
The platform itself will also be smoothed out to reduce the risk of passengers tripping.
Project manager at Network Rail, Helen Agnew, said: “The essential work we’re carrying out at Addiewell will mean passengers will be able to move around the station safely and comfortably for years to come.”
“…Network Rail will greatly enhance the journey experience…”
The programme is set to start Sunday 11 February, with working times expected both during the day and at night. Network Rail says nightshift hours will be between 23:00-06:00.
Phil Campbell, customer operations director at ScotRail, added: “The work being carried out by our colleagues at Network Rail will greatly enhance the journey experience for our customers using Addiewell station, delivering a new, more modern platform.”
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