This Friday (23rd July) the railway line through Troon is set to reopen following the fire which badly damaged the buildings at the station on July 17th.
Since the beginning of the week engineers have been working to assess the damage which was caused by the fire to the overhead line equipment, station buildings and canopies.
On Platform 1 special props have been designed to support the beams which carry the overhead line equipment, and new power cables have also been installed.
Similar work will be carried out on Platform 2 before the lines reopen.
Once the assessment of the station is complete, updates will be given on when trains may call at the station again.
The cause of the fire is still unknown and investigations are continuing.
Liam Sumpter, Network Rail Route Director for Scotland, said: “Our engineers have delivered a rapid response in very challenging circumstances to safely repair and reopen the line through Troon. Our priority now is to get trains back on the move for our passengers and freight customers as quickly as we possibly can. The damage caused by Saturday’s fire was extensive and we must make sure we have carried out all necessary safety checks, and made vital repairs, before we can run trains through this section of track. We are working intensively to restore services as quickly as we can on both the overall line and for Troon-based passengers.”
David Simpson, ScotRail Operations Director, said: “This was a terrible fire which caused dreadful damage to the station buildings at Troon and severe disruption to rail services in Ayrshire. We regret every closure to the rail network which impacts on our customers and we are delighted that the track through Troon station is due to open again on Friday. While our Network Rail colleagues have been working hard to make the building, platform canopies, overhead power cables and other infrastructure safe, we have been producing a plan that aims to have train services running normally again as quickly as possible.”
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