Network Rail has started work on the Milngavie Station as part of a £5m investment to extend the platforms

Once complete in December this year, the Milngavie Station’s platforms will have been lengthened from 141m to 205m.

The project team installed a new 4m-tall twin-track stanchion to support new overhead line equipment at the remodelled station.

Previous to this, engineers successfully installed new precast platform sections onto the 24-steel foundations laid to support the extended infrastructure.

The works, being undertaken by Network Rail and main contractor AmcoGiffen, will also deliver changes to the track and signalling layout at the station.

Extending the platforms will enable the ‘stabling’ of trains at Milngavie to allow more time between arrivals and departures.

This will help improve the punctual delivery of the timetable and improve service reliability.

Investing to improve punctuality and reduce delays

Kevin McClelland, Network Rail route delivery director for capital delivery, said: “Our team has been working hard to deliver this important part of the platform extension project as quickly as possible and with a minimum of disruption for our customers.

“We understand the inconvenience this work may cause to some passengers and also to our lineside neighbours living closest to the station and I would like to thank them for their cooperation and patience while we deliver this £5m investment in their station.”

David Simpson, ScotRail operations director, said: “When complete, the extension of the platforms will help deliver greater resilience on a significant route on central Scotland’s railway and in doing so, provide improvements in the service we can offer to passengers.

“Everyone on Scotland’s Railway is working hard to keep the network running during this difficult time for the country and to continually improve the service we offer by investing to improve punctuality and reduce delays.”

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