The main construction work has now begun on the creation of a new £11m station for Dalmarnock in Glasgow’s East End.
Following extensive preparatory and enabling works, Network Rail and contractors C Spencer Ltd are now building a new station on Dalmarnock Road to replace the existing facility on Swanston Street.
Network Rail said that ‘in order to construct the new station in a safe and secure way, the current facility will be closed to the public from 3 June 2012 to 25 November 2012’.
The station is being redeveloped in time for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, when it will be a key transport hub for those travelling to and from many of the Games’ events. It is also a ‘key element of the long-term regeneration’ of the East End of Glasgow.
The project is being funded by Clyde Gateway, Glasgow City Council and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, with an additional contribution secured through the European Regional Development Fund.
Network Rail is delivering the project on behalf of Transport Scotland and the funding partner.