NETWORK Rail has completed platform extension work at Milngavie Station as part of a £5 million project to help improve the reliability of services for passengers.
The work was completed by the rail management firm alongside main contractor, AmcoGiffen. Commencing in July, the project finished on-schedule ahead of timetable changes this Sunday (December 13).
Network Rail said that around 160 cubic metres of concrete was used to extend the platforms by 25 metres and also upgrade 39 metres of disused platform, and over 20,600 hours were worked in total to deliver the upgrade. Around 360 tonnes of material was also removed from the site and diverted to landfill for recycling.
Kevin McClelland, Network Rail route delivery director for capital delivery, said, “This investment in Milngavie station generates benefits both for the passenger experience and the environment.
“Extending the platforms delivers improvements in the service to passengers by now having space for the ‘stabling’ of trains at the station. This allows more time between arrivals and departures, providing greater resilience and service reliability on the network.
“With the platform work complete, I once again want to thank the local community for their patience while we carried out this important investment in the railway.”