Work begins on Glasgow’s 60th rail station

Construction is underway on the new Robroyston railway station.

Located between Stepps and Springburn on the Glasgow to Cumbernauld line, the new station will serve the development of 1,600 homes in the area around the site.

It will include step-free platform access, together with two car parks with a total of 258 spaces, offering a new ‘park and ride’ facility for people driving into Glasgow along the nearby M80.

AmcoGiffen will deliver the design and build works for the development.

Funding for the station comes from Glasgow City Council, Network Rail and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.

Clearance works at the site have been completed and ground investigations have begun.

Councillor Anna Richardson, city convener for sustainability and carbon reduction at Glasgow City Council, said: “I am delighted to see work beginning on the creation of a new railway station and park & ride facility at Robroyston. This project will not only bring better connections and more sustainable transport to and from the area, but also ensure that the redevelopment of Robroyston continues. The council is a key funder in this project, a role we are very happy to play.”

Michael Matheson, cabinet secretary for transport, infrastructure and connectivity, added: “This contract award for Robroyston Station is the latest example of our continuing investment in rail infrastructure and services to better connect our communities. It will be Glasgow’s 60th rail station and provide a gateway to the east for the residents of Robroyston and Millerston. Not only will this new station provide opportunities for the local community to better access education, leisure and employment, it will also be serviced by the new Hitachi Class 385 electric fleet - all part of this government’s efforts to build the best railway Scotland has ever had.”

Alan Ross, director route sponsorship for Network Rail Scotland, said: “Rail travel is more popular now than ever before and we are pleased to support the creation of this new station, which will open up our network to even more potential passengers.”

SPT senior director Charles Hoskins added: “SPT is delighted that having successfully brought together a multi-stakeholder approach and funding contribution to the project, we will now enter the construction phase for the new station and associated facilities.

“When complete it will provide a vital transport link for the extensive Robroyston development as well as a strategic P&R facility, leading to a more sustainable transport solution in the area as a whole. This is another important step in developing an attractive and accessible public transport network in Strathclyde.”

The station is expected to be complete by December 2019.

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