Tuesday 10 Sep 2019
Official opening for Stirling station footbridge
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- Scotland’s Railway: Scotland
Stirling’s fully-accessible footbridge and lifts have opened for passengers.
In a £4m investment, the station’s historic lattice footbridge has been raised up and reinstalled along with a new lift to create step-free access to all platforms.
The new bridge was officially opened on Monday (September 9) by Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford and Clackmannanshire MSP Keith Brown, alongside Kris Kinnear, Network Rail Scotland’s Capital Delivery Director
Keith Brown MSP said: “The opening of a fully-accessible bridge is very welcome news for passengers and creates a much-needed step-free access to all platforms within this historic station.
“This new facility will make a real difference to passengers with limited mobility and will help to make the railway more accessible to everyone in our community.”
Kris Kinnear, Network Rail Scotland’s Capital Delivery Director, said: “We are working closely with ScotRail and Transport Scotland to deliver access improvements at as many stations as possible across Scotland.
“The improvements at Stirling station, and the wider investment in electrifying the line, shows that we are committed to providing the high-quality stations and infrastructure needed to encourage as many people as possible to choose public transport.”
During the project engineers:
- Refurbished and raised the footbridge so overhead wires could be installed beneath
- Altered the roof canopies
- Installed the lift on platform nine to provide step-free access
- Reconstructed the staircase on platform nine
- Altered the internal landing areas between the footbridge and existing lift on platform three.
The enhancement was part of the wider project to electrify the Stirling-Dunblane-Allow route as part of a Scottish Government-funded investment delivered by Network Rail.
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