Troon station rebuild makes progress

Troon station rebuild makes progress

Network Rail has taken another significant step forward in the rebuild of the platform one building at Troon station.

Engineers have installed the steel which forms the framework of the structure and creates the footprint for the new building at the station in South Ayrshire.

The framework has 127 pieces of pre-fabricated steel extending more than 400m in length and weighing approximately nine tonnes in total.

This was lifted into position by a tele-handler and bolted in place by operatives working from mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs).

Troon station rebuild makes progress

Engineers will pour the concrete slab that will become the floor of the building as part of the next phase.

Louise McSmith, Network Rail’s project manager for the Troon station redevelopment said: “We are pleased with progress since the return to work following the festive break.

“We worked around the clock to erect the steel framework and with it in place, you begin to really get a sense of the scale of the new building.

“Passengers using the station have paused on their way through to take a look at the ongoing works and the reaction to see the building coming out of the ground has been really positive.”

Troon station rebuild makes progress

In the 2021 fire, the canopies and platform one building were destroyed. Network Rail has worked with partners, stakeholders and the community since to develop the design of the reconstructed building.

The new platform one building is being rebuilt to modern standards and will include a ticket office and waiting area, as well as a ‘changing places’ facility for people with disabilities and their carers.

Network Rail with lead-contractor AMCOGiffen, is working towards completing the construction of the station building ahead of The Open golf being held in Troon in July 2024.

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