Albert Road viewed from Crosshill station platform

Vital renovations to begin around historic Glasgow station

A £2.3m project to strengthen and re-paint two railway bridges in the Southside of Glasgow starts this month.  

The improvements are being carried out by Network Rail in the hopes of extending the lifespan of the structures. Work will be undertaken on Queen Mary Avenue and Albert Road, next to Crosshill Station, from June until November.

Renovations will start on June 26, 2021 and work each night Saturday to Thursday until mid-August.

It will include concrete break out work to expose the steel structure and to allow engineers access to complete vital repairs and strengthening work.

Scheme project manager at Network Rail, Suzanne McKay, said “These improvement works are crucial to extending the lifespan of the bridges and enable us to continue to run a safe and reliable railway.”

“We understand that working close to properties overnight and temporarily closing roads on two weekends in August will inconvenience the community and we apologise in advance for any disruption our work may cause.”

Parapet replacement work will begin in July until August, with painting work taking place every Saturday to Thursday for six weeks from the end of July.

In order to minimize overall disruption, and to finish the necessary steelwork repairs safely and efficiently, the roads over both bridges will close from 21:00 on 14 August, to 07:00 on 16 August, and then again from 21:00 on 2 August, to 07:00 on 23 August.

The second phase of the renovation is expected to begin from mid-August through to November. These involve further steelwork and masonry repairs, and residents will be kept up to date of the full programme before work is undertaken.

Crosshill Station poses as a historical piece of architecture in the area, first opening on 1 March 1886 and then closing as a wartime economy measure between January 1917 and June 1919. 

Two online information events, which can be accessed here, will be hosted by the project team for members of the community to ask questions on June 9 and June 10.

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