Materials to be reused in Cameron Bridge train station build

Network Rail

MATERIAL retained from the demolishment of the former Cameron Bridge station is to be used as infill for the new station’s platforms, Network Rail has revealed.

The original station was successfully demolished last week, with its removal clearing the way for the next stage of track work on the £116 million project to bring rail travel back to Levenmouth.

Standing adjacent to the Diageo factory, the station’s platforms were 210 metres in length and were made from masonry and fill materials totalling approximately 5,000 tonnes. The demolished platform material will be retained onsite and used as infill for the new Cameron Bridge station platforms which are being built 200 metres to the east.

Network Rail added that the ‘size and scale’ of the work to remove the platforms, as well as the plant and machinery currently operating on the construction of the rail link, offer further evidence of the dangers to those who are still using the railway corridor for leisure purposes – with the project team keen to highlight the risks.

Joe Mulvenna, project manager for the Levenmouth rail link project, said, “The platform demolitions offer further evidence of the progress now being made on the delivery of the project. Work is ongoing all across the route and activity is set to ramp-up even further in the coming months and so we are asking people who have previously used the area to walk dogs, for leisure or for exercise to please find an alternative.

“Increased work activity means more vehicle movements and the first-mile section is now a live railway and so very dangerous.  Our priority is safety, both of the local people and for those working hard to deliver the project, and the best way to promote safety is by now asking local people not to continue to use the railway corridor.”