Friday 6 Jan 2006


Region & Route:
Scotland’s Railway: Scotland
Railway lines between Glasgow and Paisley are to be given a £10.5 million boost with the renewal of the overhead line system.   Preparation works are already underway to replace the overhead line equipment along the six mile stretch from Cook Street in central Glasgow to Paisley. Additional refurbishments will also take place in the Gourock and Wemyss Bay areas. Ron McAulay, Director, Scotland, said: “This essential work is part of our mission to modernise the railway, ensuring it is fit for the 21st century. “With careful maintenance, the existing overheads have served us well for 40 years. This renewal will allow us to keep the system in tip-top condition for the future.” The overall programme of work runs until September next year. Much of the work will take place on Sundays and late at night when fewer trains are running. However, some passengers will be affected on Sundays from 8 January until 21 May. We are working closely with our colleagues at First ScotRail who have organised alternative transport arrangements for affected services

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