Supply chain issues delay Glasgow’s Anderston Station reopening

GLASGOW’S Anderston Station is to remain closed for an additional week due to supply chain issues.

The station, which serves the city’s financial district, has been undergoing an ‘extensive’ refurbishment over the last 12 weeks – with it initially scheduled to reopen on June 6.

However, Network Rail said that a shortage of electronic components due to world-wide supply chain problems has delayed key components required for the new light fittings at the station.

It added that the delay means that engineers now require a further week to complete, test, and commission the new lighting.

Network Rail has now scheduled June 13 as the station’s reopening day. It will include a new lift, remodelled booking office, and modern finishes on the stairs, floors, and ceilings. There will also be improvements outside the station – including a new-look glazed entrance and enhanced external lighting.

Tommy McPake, Network Rail programme manager, said, “Given the challenges of supply chain issues facing many industries at the moment, unfortunately the railway is not immune to this.

“The knock-on effect of delayed materials means that we are not in a position to re-open until the new lighting has been tested and that we are satisfied it is fully compliant with our rigorous safety standards.

“We fully appreciate the inconvenience to passengers caused by the station remaining closed for a further week – we sincerely apologise for this and thank passengers for their continued patience.”