Friday 27 Jan 2006


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Scotland’s Railway: Scotland
Passengers are set to benefit from a £375,000 investment at two stations in Scotland. Major work will be carried out to renew platforms at Clydebank in West Dunbartonshire and Fort Matilda in Inverclyde, with new, smoother surfaces and improved drainage. David Simpson, Route Director, said: “Passengers will see real benefits when the work is complete and the engineering we carry out now will reduce the need for some maintenance activity in the future. “We have experienced teams on hand who will be working to complete the work as quickly as possible, minimising disruption.” Work begins at Fort Matilda from Monday 30 January and is expected to continue for five weeks. Platform one will be removed and reconstructed with new concrete and tactile slabs for passengers with sight difficulties. Both platforms one and two will be renewed at Clydebank, again with new surfacing and tactile slabs. Work is due to begin on 4 February and finish on 21 April. Letters have already been sent to residents living near the stations to tell them about the work.

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