Tags: Scottish Railways

New footbridge installed at Strathbungo

A new footbridge was installed last weekend (June 10 -11) at Strathbungo in Glasgow’s southside. Network Rail, along with contractor Bam Nuttall, put the new footbridge in place as part of the Glasgow to Barrhead electrification project, a Scottish Government investment to decarbonise Scotland’s railway passenger services. The single-span bridge was successfully lifted into place […]

West Coast main line to close for major overhaul

Carstairs Junction will be modernised as part of a £164m Scottish Government investment in the railway.   Passengers are being reminded that the West Coast main line will close for 16 days from Saturday (March 4) as engineers deliver a vital programme of work to upgrade Carstairs Junction. The closure of the line, between March 4 […]

Breaking ground at new Leven station site

Work is now under way to build the new Leven station as part of the £116m Scottish Government funded Levenmouth Rail Link project. Leven will be one of two new stations built on the route, alongside Cameron Bridge, reconnecting communities in Levenmouth to the rail network for the first time in over 50 years. The […]

£164m overhaul for key cross-border rail line

The West Coast main line will close for 16 days in March as Network Rail engineers deliver a vital programme of work to upgrade Carstairs Junction.   The closure of the line, between March 4 and March 19, is the first phase of a three-month programme of work which will also see trains diverted and […]

Platform removal clears way for double tracking at Cameron Bridge

Work to demolish the old station platforms at Cameron Bridge is now complete. Following the successful completion of the first mile in March, and significant progress on the second mile, the removal of the old platforms of the former Cameron Bridge station clears the way for the next stages of track work. The old platforms […]

First request-stop kiosk goes on trial on Far North Line

The first request-stop kiosk on the Far North Line will go on trial at Scotscalder station from Monday 15 August. The kiosk at Scotscalder, the first of eight that will be rolled out across the Highland route, will allow passengers to access the next planned service electronically and eliminate the need to hand-signal the driver […]

Forth Bridge picnic area ‘blooming lovely’

Network Rail and Balfour Beatty teamed up with North Queensferry Primary School to plant flowers and a tree by the Forth Bridge. The planting took place at the picnic area at the bottom of the bridge’s north cantilever, on Battery Road, ahead of its official re-opening later this month. Children from P3-5 joined Network Rail […]

Railway re-opens following train derailment at Coatbridge

Rail services have resumed after the route through Coatbridge Sunnyside was closed following the incident last Friday. Network Rail re-opened the railway through Coatbridge Sunnyside this morning following a train derailment last week. Normal service has resumed after engineers worked around-the-clock throughout the weekend to rerail the train and repair significant damage to the track. […]

Transport Minister visits site of Inverness Airport station

As work continues to create the £14m Inverness Airport station, Transport Minister Jenny Gilruth, visited site to see first-hand the progress that has been made. The project will deliver a two-platform station on the Aberdeen-Inverness line with step-free access, via a footbridge with lifts. Work also includes the creation of a passing-loop (a second line […]