Wednesday 24 Mar 2021
Night-time engineering works for Glasgow’s south side
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- Scotland’s Railway: Scotland
Engineers will soon be working overnight at locations between Kennishead and Crossmyloof to install foundations for electrification masts.
From April 16 until July 4, work will take place to install foundation piles as part of a multi-million-pound investment in upgrading the rail lines from East Kilbride and Barrhead into Glasgow Central.
The work is happening when trains aren’t running to help keep the railway open during the day for key workers, and those making vital journeys.
Katie Vollbracht, Network Rail principal programme sponsor, said: “The upgrade work we are delivering on the Barrhead and East Kilbride lines will help transform journeys for our passengers and reduce Scotland’s impact on our climate.
“Investing in electrification and other carbon-reducing technologies will help us meet the Scottish Government’s target of decarbonising passenger rail services by 2035.
“We’ll be working hard to complete these works with the minimum of disturbance for our lineside neighbours, but due to the machinery involved there will be some unavoidable overnight noise. ”
Lineside neighbours are being updated via letter, social media and a dedicated project webpage - https://scotlandsrailway.com/projects/east-kilbride-enhancements.
The multi-million-pound rail electrification project between East Kilbride, Barrhead and Glasgow is a major green investment and is part of Network Rail’s commitment to building a cleaner, greener railway for Scotland.
The project will see the railway lines transformed to accommodate quieter, more environmentally friendly trains, while increasing the frequency of services and reducing delays.
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