A £1.2 million programme to renew track at Glasgow Central’s platform 1 has been completed on time and within budget, Network Rail has confirmed.
The rail organisation said that the works will enhance the safety and reliability of the railway for years to come, with it seeing the replacement of 720 baseplates; installation of over 100 new timber sleepers; signalling cables being renewed; buffers cleaned; and deep clean of platform 1.
Network Rail was able to undertake the works at the same time as the closure of Carstairs Junction, which meant that it only took 10-weeks – rather than it being spread over four years’ worth of Saturday nights at a ‘considerably’ larger cost.
Tom Podger, senior project engineer at Network Rail Scotland, said, “Our team of engineers have been working around-the-clock to deliver this project safely and on time. Their work will improve the track at platform 1 as part of efforts to enhance the safety and reliability of the railway for years to come.
“We are pleased that the works have been completed on time and within budget.”