NETWORK Rail is nearing completion of a £5 million project to extend platforms at Milngavie Station.
The work, carried out over three weekends, saw contractor AmcoGiffen, and the rail management firm’s project team, install a new 4m-tall twin-track stanchion to support new overhead line equipment at the remodelled station, as well as new precast platform sections onto the 24-steel foundations laid to support the extended infrastructure.
Network Rail said work will be fully completed in December, with the station’s platforms having been lengthened from 141m to 205m. The firm added that extending the platforms will enable the ‘stabling’ of trains at Milngavie Station – allowing for more time between arrivals and departures.
Kevin McClelland, Network Rail route delivery director for capital delivery, commented, “Our team has been working hard to deliver this important part of the platform extension project as quickly as possible and with a minimum of disruption for our customers. We understand the inconvenience this work may cause to some passengers and also to our lineside neighbours living closest to the station and I would like to thank them for their cooperation and patience while we deliver this £5m investment in their station.”
David Simpson, ScotRail operations director, added, “When complete, the extension of the platforms will help deliver greater resilience on a significant route on central Scotland’s railway and in doing so, provide improvements in the service we can offer to passengers. Everyone on Scotland’s railway is working hard to keep the network running during this difficult time for the country and to continually improve the service we offer by investing to improve punctuality and reduce delays.”