Thursday 10 Dec 2020
Network Rail completes £5m enhancement of Milngavie station
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- Scotland’s Railway: Scotland
Network Rail has successfully completed platform extension work at Milngavie station in a £5m investment that will help improve the reliability of services for passengers.
Work on the project, which started in July, has finished on-schedule ahead of the timetable change this weekend, on Sunday December 13.
Over the last five months, Network Rail has worked with its contractors and supply chain partners to extend both station platforms from 141 metres to 205 metres and deliver changes to the track and signalling layout at the station.
Around 160 cubic metres of concrete was used to extend the platforms by 25 metres and also upgrade 39 metres of disused platform, and over 20,600 hours were worked in total to deliver the project. Around 362 tons of material removed from the site was also diverted from landfill for recycling.
Kevin McClelland, Network Rail route delivery director for capital delivery, said: “This investment in Milngavie station generates benefits both for the passenger experience and the environment.
“Extending the platforms delivers improvements in the service to passengers by now having space for the ‘stabling’ of trains at the station. This allows more time between arrivals and departures, providing greater resilience and service reliability on the network.
“With the platform work complete, I once again want to thank the local community for their patience while we carried out this important investment in the railway.”
For further information on this work, lineside neighbours can call Network Rail’s 24-hr helpline on 03457 11 41 41 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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