Hamilton town centre road diversions for rail bridge works: Hamilton Quarry St

Monday 26 Apr 2021

Hamilton town centre road diversions for rail bridge works

Region & Route:
Scotland’s Railway: Scotland

Network Rail will shortly begin work to repair and repaint the railway bridge on Quarry Street near Hamilton Central station.

Work will take place from May 8 to July 3, 2021.

The vital project - involving new parapets, steelwork repairs, repainting and masonry work– can’t happen without lane closures, which will be in place on Quarry Street from Saturday, May 15, to Sunday, June 27. The access walkway from Duke Street car park and Hamilton Central station will also be closed between these dates.

Quarry Street will also be fully closed over the bridge on two separate weekends, from 22:00hrs on Saturday, June 5, to 06:00 on Monday, June 7, then from 22:00hrs on Saturday, June 12, to 06:00 on Monday, June 14, and there will be limited pedestrian access during these times.

During the road closures, a diversionary route will be in place via Brandon/Union Street, Wellhall Road and Chantinghall/Mill Road.

Suzanne McKay, project manager for Network Rail, said: “The work we’re doing at Quarry Street will extend the lifespan of the bridge and ensure we can continue to run a safe and reliable railway.

“While we understand that lane and road closures aren’t ideal on important routes like Quarry Street, closing the road lets us complete the work quicker, thus reducing overall disruption to the community and completing work in the safest and most efficient way.

“We apologise for any inconvenience and we thank you for your patience while we carry out these vital improvement works.”

If you have any questions about this work, you can contact Network Rail’s 24-hour national helpline on 03457 11 41 41.  For the latest information and progress updates follow on Twitter @NetworkRailScot.

Contact information

Passengers / community members
Network Rail national helpline
03457 11 41 41

Latest travel advice
Please visit National Rail Enquiries

Network Rail press office - Nick King
Media relations manager (Scotland)
0141 555 4108 / 07515 617073

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