SOME 25 tonnes of material has been recycled during the 13-week refurbishment of Glasgow’s Anderston Station, Network Rail has revealed.
The organisation has confirmed that the station will open to passengers on Monday, following a one week delay to its reopening due to supply chain issues.
In the last three months, engineers have removed the station ceilings in both the concourse and platform areas – with the 25 tonnes of material being recycled.
Other elements of works include the installation of over 12 tonnes of steelwork to create the station’s new lift shaft, and 3,000 metres of new cabling throughout the station, with 960m2 of surface tiles replaced.
Works will still be ongoing after the station re-opens, with Network Rail scheduling the project to be completely completed in the autumn. New ceiling tiles will be installed to the concourse and platform areas, alongside the introduction of the new lift, as well as additional seating being added at concourse level.
In addition, the station frontage and outside area will be improved – with a new-look glazed entrance and enhanced external lighting.
Kris Kinnear, Network Rail Scotland’s capital delivery director, said, “I would like to thank passengers for their continued patience and understanding over the last 13 weeks, particularly when we had to extend the closure by a further week due to circumstances out with our control.
“This vital engineering work and the outcomes it delivers are part of our wider commitment to continually enhance Scotland’s railway for our customers. This includes creating an improved station environment, introducing step free access and completely refurbishing the platforms.
“Given the extent of the work at Anderston station and on the wider Argyle line programme, we’ve also ensured that we won’t need to undertake an engineering project of this complexity and scale for several decades to come.”
David Simpson, ScotRail service delivery director, added, “I’d like to thank customers for their patience while this work was carried out, and I’m confident that the improvements made at Anderston will be welcomed by those who use the station regularly.
“The introduction of step-free access make the station more accessible, and the engineering enhancements on the Argyle Line between Rutherglen and Exhibition Centre will improve punctuality and reliability on the route for years to come.
“It’s all part of our ongoing commitment to deliver a modern, reliable, and green rail network for Scotland.”