Work underway on Stirling Train Station’s £5m makeover

LUDDON Construction has commenced works on the £5 million makeover of Stirling Train Station.

Scheduled for completion by spring 2023, the project will see the creation of a pedestrianised plaza around the station, a refurbishment of the station entrance, taxis being relocated out of the station, and a cyclepoint with 150 additional cycle parking spaces.

ScotRail said that customers and locals will benefit from improved safety with a reduction of traffic in front of the station, as well as new cycle routes providing improved active travel links to the city centre and University of Stirling.

It added that the project will build on the city centre streetscape improvements previously delivered by Stirling Council and encourage pedestrians and cyclists to travel by train, while customers will benefit from better facilities in the station building.

David Lister, ScotRail safety, engineering, & sustainability director, said, “This is an exciting development which will modernise Stirling station with a more people-focused entrance as well as enhancing the area around the station. Not only will the completed project foster an active travel culture by encouraging cycling, walking, and wheeling, it will also promote train travel as we maintain our aim of delivering more sustainable transport options.

“The improvements for pedestrians and cyclists will make a positive contribution to meeting the Scottish Government’s target of net zero emissions by 2045.”