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£1 million investment to help keep Glasgow passengers on track

Network Rail is investing more than £1 million to replace ageing track on the line between Dalmuir and Yoker.

The work, which will begin on Friday, September 22, will include:

  • Upgrading the track through the 127-year-old Dalmuir Twin Tunnels, which carry the railway underneath the Forth & Clyde Canal.
  • Renewal of switches and crossings, which allow trains to move from one rail line to another, to the east of Dalmuir station.
  • Installation of new brackets to support the rails on Platform 5 at Dalmuir station.

The line between Dalmuir and Yoker will be closed between Friday, September 22, and Monday, September 25. Train services will resume on Tuesday, September 26.

During the work, ScotRail will divert some services via Singer and Anniesland while a replacement bus service will be in place between Dalmuir and Partick, via Yoker and Garscadden.

Full details of service changes can be found at: https://www.scotrail.co.uk/plan-your-journey/service-alterations/buses-replace-trains-between-dalmuir-and-partick-yoker-friday

These upgrades will help to drive down delays and keep services running efficiently.

Due to the complexity of the engineering work, these projects cannot be delivered without a short-term closure of the line.

Kevin Haddow, Project Manager at Network Rail, said: “The work we are undertaking is vital for the long-term future reliability of the line. 

“The four-day closure of the line allows us to carry out a huge amount of work at the same time, with engineers combining three projects to deliver the work more efficiently and limiting the time we need to close the railway.

“We’ve worked closely with ScotRail to divert trains via the Singer route, to keep passengers on trains wherever possible. 

“We understand the inconvenience these works will cause to some passengers and residents and we thank them for their patience. We are committed to completing this work as quickly as possible for our customers.” 

David Simpson, Service Delivery Director, ScotRail, said: “We are sorry to customers for the inconvenience they will face during these essential works by our colleagues at Network Rail Scotland.

“While the line is closed, we will be doing everything we can to keep customers moving, by diverting some services and adding replacement buses.

“Customers should check their journey before they travel on our social channels, our website, or the ScotRail app.”

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