Tuesday 12 Sep 2006
NETWORK RAIL INVESTS £200 MILLION IN GLASGOW
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- Scotland’s Railway: Scotland
Notes to editorsThe £200 million project involves: - £180 million to replace the existing signalling system serving the West of Scotland - £12 million for a new state of the art signalling centre at Cowlairs - £8 million to build a modern maintenance depot at Cowlairs Site clearance is expected to begin this month, with construction beginning before the end of the year The new West of Scotland signalling centre will initially replace the signalling centre at Glasgow Central; other signalling centres serving the West of Scotland will relocate to Cowlairs thereafter The new maintenance depot will replace several existing depots around Glasgow including Cathcart, Cowlairs, Lenzie and Shields Simon Kirby will make the announcement at a conference on Scotland's Transport Infrastructure: Getting from A to B, organised by Holyrood Magazine and sponsored by Network Rail
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