Linlithgow road closure to enable railway boundary work: Linlithgow - Royal Terrage edited

Monday 5 Feb 2024

Linlithgow road closure to enable railway boundary work

Region & Route:
Scotland’s Railway: Scotland

A section of Royal Terrace in Linlithgow will be closed for two weeks to enable Network Rail to raise the height of the railway boundary wall.

Using stone closely matched to the existing wall, it’ll be raised to 1.8m to comply with current railway standards and to protect the safety of both passengers and lineside neighbours.

The work is scheduled to begin on Saturday 10 February and will be ongoing until Sunday 25 February, with a 30m section of Royal Terrace closed during that time.

Local access will be permitted to residents, pedestrians and cyclists; however, vehicles will be diverted via Preston Road, High Street, High Port and station road, and vice versa.

Engineers will carry out the work on Mondays to Fridays between the hours of 08:00 and 17:00, with three Saturday nightshifts  from 22:00 until 08:00 on 10, 17 and 24 February.

Stephen Boslem, works delivery manager for Network Rail said: “The work to raise the height of the railway boundary on Royal Terrace in Linlithgow is part of our ongoing commitment to providing a safe and reliable railway.

“While we need to close the road to vehicles to deliver the work safely and efficiently, we will maintain access throughout for local residents, pedestrians and cyclists to minimise the impact of the closure.

“We’d like to thank local residents for their patience as we carry out this work.”

If anyone has any questions or needs further information on the work, they can contact Network Rail’s national helpline on 03457 11 41 41.

Notes to Editors

Work is scheduled to begin on Saturday February 10 and be completed by Sunday February 25. The work will be a combination of dayshift and nightshift.

Dayshift works will take place Monday to Friday between the hours of 08:00 and 17:00. Nightshift works will be Saturday February 10, Saturday February 17 and Saturday February 24 between 22:00 and 08:00.

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03457 11 41 41

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Eddie Harbinson
Media Manager
Network Rail

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