SPECIAL props are being used to support beams at Troon Station after it was badly damaged by a fire on Saturday (July 17).
Engineers are currently working to fully assess the damage to the station building, platform canopies, overhead power cables and other infrastructures.
Alongside specially designed props on Platform 1, new overhead power cables have been installed. Similar work will commence today (July 22) to install supports on Platform 2, before track-level repairs commence over the next 24-hours.
Network Rail confirmed that investigations into the cause of the fire are still ongoing. The organisation added that the track through Troon Station is set to reopen on Friday (July 23).
Liam Sumpter, Network Rail route director for Scotland, said, “Our engineers have delivered a rapid response in very challenging circumstances to safely repair and reopen the line through Troon. Our priority now is to get trains back on the move for our passengers and freight customers as quickly as we possibly can.
“The damage caused by Saturday’s fire was extensive and we must make sure we have carried out all necessary safety checks, and made vital repairs, before we can run trains through this section of track.
“We are working intensively to restore services as quickly as we can on both the overall line and for Troon-based passengers.”
David Simpson, ScotRail operations director, added, “This was a terrible fire which caused dreadful damage to the station buildings at Troon and severe disruption to rail services in Ayrshire.
“We regret every closure to the rail network which impacts on our customers and we are delighted that the track through Troon station is due to open again on Friday.
“While our Network Rail colleagues have been working hard to make the building, platform canopies, overhead power cables and other infrastructure safe, we have been producing a plan that aims to have train services running normally again as quickly as possible.”