ScotRail has reached a crucial milestone in the £5m redevelopment of Stirling station by appointing Luddon Construction as contractor for the project.
The project is set to get underway in June 2022 and when completed in April 2023 will help ScotRail reach its accessibility and environmental aims.
This aligns with Stirling Council’s ‘Walk, Cycle, Live Stirling’ scheme which promotes an active, sustainable and accessible travel culture for all.
Funding for the project is provided by the Scottish Government which has been delivered through Sustrans.
Stirling Council, Network Rail Scotland and Serco Group have also contributed to the funding of the redevelopment.
The redevelopment will provide passengers with improved travel links to the City Centre and the University of Stirling campus.
These active transport links will provide the city of Stirling with a more integrated transport system.
Transport Minister Jenny Gilruth MSP spoke on the project saying: “I’m pleased the construction contract has now been awarded for the redevelopment of Stirling Station.
“[This] will allow this remarkable project to get underway.
“We have provided substantial funding for this scheme so the people of Stirling and surrounding areas can benefit from better active travel links.
“[These include] a new and improved facility including additional cycle parking, pedestrianised plaza, upgraded customer waiting area and much more.
“I look forward to seeing this station project develop in the coming months.”
This follows on from the recent announcement that ScotRail has been brought back into public ownership for the first time in 25 years.
David Lister, ScotRail Safety, Engineering & Sustainability Director commented on the awarding of the contract and what the project will bring to Stirling.
Mr Lister said: “The appointment of Luddon Construction is a key milestone in the project to redevelop Stirling station and the area around it.
“Once completed, the work will make a hugely positive contribution to providing safe pedestrian and cycle friendly areas.
“It will also help promote train travel as we continue with our commitment to delivering better environments for sustainable transport options.”