‘Vital’ work to be carried out on Scotland’s railway over bank holiday

Network Rail

NETWORK Rail is to carry out ‘vital’ work on parts of Scotland’s railway over the upcoming May bank holiday weekend.

The railway management firm said that most lines in Scotland will be unaffected, but some areas will see ‘significant’ changes – so passengers are asked to check before they travel.

From May 1 until the early hours of May 4, engineers will work to install new track, upgrade signalling systems and replace bridges at various locations between Carstairs and the Borders.

In Glasgow, track renewals work will be taking place to the south of the city which Network Rail said will affect services between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh over the holiday weekend.

At Stirling, work will take place to upgrade a level crossing in Cornton, which Network Rail said will mean changes to services on the Highland mainline.

Liam Sumpter, Network Rail route director for Scotland, said, “Our engineers will be working hard over the weekend to deliver these improvements to the railway. Most of Scotland’s Railway will be open as usual, but some routes will be significantly affected by these vital projects.”