‘Crucial’ work underway in Glasgow as part of £120m rail investment

The feeder station
(Network Rail)

A modular feeder station is being installed by engineers from Network Rail and SPL in Glasgow.

The ‘crucial’ piece of work comes as part of a £120 million Scottish Government investment to add resilience and capacity into the country’s rail network.

It is one of six new feeder stations set to be introduced across the network, alongside nine upgrades to power infrastructure locations on the railway – with the work in Glasgow also including the upgrade of a key track section cabinet (which helps regulate the power supply) near Glasgow Central Station.

Network Rail said that the work will support the upgrade and reconfiguration of the power supplies will support the increased demand that will be created by the introduction of electric trains on the lines between Glasgow, Barrhead, and East Kilbride.

Alice Wilson, scheme project manager for traction power at Network Rail, said, “The £120 million Scottish Government investment to upgrade the electric power supply into the rail network is key to helping us meet our target to decarbonise Scotland’s Railway by 2035.

“This work will power the cleaner, greener electric trains on the Glasgow – Barrhead and East Kilbride lines in the coming years. This directly supports decarbonising passenger services on Scotland’s Railway by 2035 and delivering the modal shift required for Scotland to reach net zero.

“Working on Glasgow’s electrified rail network is always challenging but our industry partners have worked with us to plan, design, and deliver the work in a way that reduces risk, minimises disruption and helps us to move forward with our plans to decarbonise the network.”