Barrhead railway line works cost revealed

 Thursday, May 18, 2023 


Engineers are set to be working around – the –clock to deliver key upgrades to prepare the Barrhead to Glasgow line for electrification.

More than £2.8 million of government cash will be spent on the project, which will include improved toilets, a new cafe, community space, and waiting facilities.

The work, which is said to be part of the Scottish Government’s investment to decarbonize the country’s railways, will take place between Saturday, June 24th, and Friday, August 4.

Additionally, Network Rail has said work will be completed to remove the existing footbridge at Nitshill station on July 6.

The bridge will be replaced by a new, longer ramp, which will introduce step–free access to Platform 2.

With the line being closed throughout the works, to minimize disruption for passengers, replacement bus services will be in place between Kilmarnock and Glasgow.

Paul Reilly, Network Rail senior programme manager examined by stating that the six weeks of work marks a major milestone for the project, as their engineers work around – the – clock to complete this critical final phase of the programme, as this will then allow them to test the new overhead equipment in the run-up to the line being fully energized on August 6.

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