From Sunday, 13th March until Sunday, 8th May, the Argyle Line between Rutherglen and Exhibition Centre stations will be closed for major engineering work repairing and replacing tracks, tunnels, and bridges on the line through Glasgow city centre.
The closure is to allow Network Rail to carry out £32m of improvements, repairing and replacing tracks, tunnels, and bridges on the line through Glasgow city centre, and is designed to improve punctuality and reliability on the route for years to come.
During the closure, revised services will operate on all routes. Journey times may be extended on some services to allow for trains taking a diverted route. Many services that normally operate via Glasgow Central Low Level will be diverted to Glasgow Central High Level or Glasgow Queen Street Low Level.
During the works, replacement bus services will be running from Carmyle, Newton, Cambuslang, Rutherglen, Dalmarnock, Bridgeton, Glasgow Central, Exhibition Centre, and Partick. First Glasgow will be providing extra capacity on their services between the city centre, Bridgeton, Dalmarnock, and Rutherglen. The rail replacement services at affected stations will run every 30 minutes Mondays to Saturdays, and every hour on Sundays.
At Anderston during and beyond the line closure, work to modernise the station and install a new lift shaft will begin, with upgrades to the booking office, concourse, and platform stairs.
Phil Campbell, Head of Customer Operations, said:
“These essential enhancements will improve punctuality and reliability on the route for years to come and disruption and delays will be less likely in the future.
“It’s all part of our ongoing commitment to deliver a modern, reliable, and green rail network as we move forward.”
Alan Ross, Network Rail Scotland Director of Engineering and Asset Management, said:
“This major investment in our railway infrastructure is designed to keep the line operating reliably for our customers.
“Such a large programme of engineering work cannot be completed without closing the line, but our teams will be working hard to finish this project as quickly as possible.
“We’d like to thank all passengers and lineside neighbours for their patience and understanding while we carry out this essential work.”