New £2m Drumgrew Road bridge opens

Published on : Saturday, April 16, 2016

networkrail-placeholderDrumgrew Road bridge reopened today  following the completion of an eight month long, £2m reconstruction of the structure.A section of the B8048, which runs between Cumbernauld and Kirkintilloch, has been closed since August 2015 to enable the completion of the bridge over the railway.


The work at Drumgrew Road is part of a series of projects across central Scotland to create extra height beneath bridges to allow overhead power cables to be installed as part of the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP).


EGIP is delivering a rolling programme of electrification across the central belt – reducing journey times and increasing capacity on routes by improving the infrastructure to enable faster, greener trains to run.The opening of the bridge marks the completion of 59 of 61 structures as part of the EGIP clearance works.


As well as significant utilities diversions and reinstatement works the project involved demolition of the existing masonry arch structure over a single weekend in October, strengthening the bridge abutments and reconstructing the deck and parapets before reconnecting the new bridge to the road network.


Rodger Querns, Network Rail programme director for EGIP, said: “Faced with the constraints of the Victorian rail infrastructure, reconstruction of the bridge at Drumgrew Road was a considerable undertaking, not least because much of the work had to be done at night to maintain train services during the day.


“The electrification of central Scotland’s railway is a genuinely transformational investment in our infrastructure and key to unlocking additional capacity, reducing congestion and ensuring that longer trains provide more seats for passengers. It will lead to faster journeys on quieter, cleaner, greener trains.“I would like to thank the local community and those who use the road network for their cooperation and patience as we delivered this important investment in Scotland’s railway.”


EGIP is delivering a rolling programme of electrification across the central belt – reducing journey times and boosting capacity on key routes between our major cities, including electrifying the main Edinburgh-Glasgow, via Falkirk High, line by December 2016.


Source:-Network Rail

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo


  • 03 itb-asia 2017
  • 04 Imex America 2017
  • 10 Globalwellnesssummit 2017
  • 10 thehotelshow 2017
  • 11 hospitalityaward 2017
  • 12 theleisureshow 17
  • 12 TTF17
  • 13 Frontiers Forum 2017
  • 14 bltm 2017
  • 14 patatravelmart 2017
  • 15 amsummit-ind 2017
  • 15 leisure 17
  • 16 Aviation Festival 2017
  • 16 OTDYKH 2017
  • 16 SKAL 17
  • 17 thincindonesia 2017
  • 17 worldmiceday 2017
  • 18 worldmiceday 2017
  • 19 IITM
  • 19 itehcmc 2017
  • 19 TTG Incontri 2017
  • 20 hmasummit  2017
  • 21 hoteltechhk 17
  • 43 PATA


Get our toolbar!
Review on