Platforms at Drumry station in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire in Scotland are to be replaced in a £2.2m investment.
As part of their ongoing investment to improve railways in Scotland, Network Rail is to replace the existing platforms with more modern and easily maintained surfaces.
The renewal works will provide better protection against the elements, reduce the risk of puddles with improved drainage, and eliminate tripping hazards with a far smoother surface.
Whilst the work is in progress the station will remain open with one platform in operation, but passengers should plan ahead as services will run with altered journeys in place.
The first phase of works will last from 23 January 23 until April 3. During that time, passengers travelling east who wish to alight at Drumry will need to get off the train at Drumchapel the catch the next train back to Drumry.
During phase 2, from 4 April until 12 June, passengers travelling west who wish to get off at Drumry will need to stay on the train to Singer and then catch the next train back to Drumry.
Kevin McClelland, Route Delivery Director, Network Rail, said “This platform upgrade project is designed to improve safety and comfort for passengers moving around the platforms at Drumry station.
“The investment we’re making will not only protect the platforms against the elements for the long-term but will enable better passenger distribution along each of the platforms which contributes towards improving railway performance and reliability.”
David Lister, Safety, Engineering and Sustainability Director, ScotRail, said “This is essential work that will make underfoot conditions on the platforms at Drumry station much safer and more comfortable for our customers, especially during the winter months.
“It’s yet another important piece of the multi-million-pound maintenance programme being undertaken across Scotland’s Railway to improve reliability and performance on the rail network.”