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New platforms now arriving at Glasgow Central

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Network Rail has begun work on a multi-million-pound project to transform the platforms at Glasgow Central, Scotland’s busiest station.

Around £10m will be invested in renewing the 15 platform surfaces – making them compatible with disability discrimination legislation – and a range of associated improvement works.

Platform one is currently under renovation and the works will be delivered in phases between 2011 and early 2014 to minimise disruption to the day-to-day operation of the station.

The project is expected to be completed without disruption to train services at Scotland’s busiest station, which handles 1,200 trains a day and nearly 40m passengers a year.

The scheme is the latest in a series of improvements at Central. In 2010 two new platforms opened at the station while, more recently, ticket gates have been introduced and the station’s PA system, retail and toilet facilities improved.

David Simpson, Network Rail route managing director for Scotland, said:

“As the popularity of rail continues to grow we are committed to investing in Scotland’s railway to ensure we can offer customers the best possible facilities and services.

“The investment in new platform surfaces at Glasgow Central will further enhance the station for its users and improve the appearance of the facility in time for the Commonwealth Games in 2014.”

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