The investment at the station from now until December will see the non-glazed roofs refurbished at the Grade A listed building.
The project will refurbish all the slate roofs, flat roofs, roof-lights, stone chimneys and parapets and all guttering and drainpipes on both the main station building, and the building on platform 3/6.
Previous investments at the station saw a complete overhaul of the glazed roof in 2006, and step-free access installed in 2019 along with a new bridge and lifts.
The latest project will use materials which match the original as close as possible.
When the roof refurbishment is complete, over £10m will have been invested in the station.
While the work is being carried out, train services will continue as normal.
Bruce Crawford, MSP for Stirling said: “As passengers return to Scotland’s railways, infrastructure investment remains more important than ever. It’s good to see such a commitment made to Stirling station, a well-used and much-admired part of Stirling’s wider transport network. Increased rail travel will play an integral part in efforts to tackle the climate crisis, and improved infrastructure is a positive way to encourage greater use.”
“I warmly welcome planned works to protect and enhance the station’s unique character and improve the overall passenger experience of travelling to and from Stirling”.
Richard Kinsella, route asset manager for Network Rail, said: “Stations are at the heart of communities as well as being an important part of the overall experience of travelling on our railway. Their appearance and condition should reflect this important role.”
“This latest phase of investment in Stirling station will protect and preserve the building’s unique appearance and character while protecting the station from the vagaries of Scotland’s weather”.
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