Friday 1 Apr 2022

Nithsdale Road bridgeworks set to begin

Region & Route:
Scotland’s Railway: Scotland

Work will soon start on re-decking the railway bridge on Nithsdale Road as part of the Barrhead electrification project.

This work is a key phase within the Barrhead electrification project and part of wider plans to decarbonise passenger services on Scotland’s railway by 2035.

The bridge must be raised and re-decked to create the room required to erect overhead powerlines beneath the structure.

The nearby footbridge between Moray Place and Darnley Road also needs to be replaced as part of the electrification works.

A lane and footpath closure will be in place at Darnley Road from 4 April 2022 until 20 January 2023, and a road closure at the entrance of Moray Place from 4 April 2022 until 20 January 2023.

Nithsdale Road bridge will be closed to traffic from 2 May 2022 until 10 January 2023.

The footbridge between Moray Place and Darnley Road will be closed between 7 July 2022 and 15 July 2022. The existing footbridge will be replaced with a new footbridge in 2023.

Rachael Melody, Network Rail senior sponsor, said “This work is an essential part of the electrification programme that will create a more reliable and greener railway for our passengers and lineside neighbours.

“The lane closures will allow us to complete the works safely and efficiently, and while some disruption to access is expected, we fully appreciate the patience and support of the community during this time.”

Members of the public can get more information by emailing or calling the Network Rail helpline on 03457 11 41 41.

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