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Preparatory works to take place at Anniesland station ahead of accessibility project

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Rail passengers and road users are being reminded of temporary works due to start this weekend outside Anniesland station.

From Monday 28 August until 5 September, Scotland’s Railway will undertake ground investigation work in front of the station entrances on Great Western Road.

Due to the area’s mining history, these crucial works must be carried out before the project to improve accessibility at the station begins.

In July, Scotland’s Railway revealed plans to install two lifts at street level on Great Western Road.

The main project, which will begin at the end of September, is expected to take 12 months and once complete, will make it easier for people with impaired mobility or those travelling with luggage, children, or bicycles to access the station platforms.

Our investigative works will be carried out between 7am and 5pm and will involve the temporary closure of the footpath, parking bays and the inside eastbound lane of Great Western Road.

To keep everyone safe, fencing will provide a barrier between the works and the road, creating a pedestrian walkway to allow continued access to the station entrances during this initial phase.

An information event was held on 15 August at Netherton Community Centre, where residents and other interested parties were able to speak to the project team and learn more about the work and the wider Access for All programme.

Amanda Naughton, scheme project manager for Scotland’s Railway, said: “We thank all those who attended the information session, and who have reached out with positive feedback regarding the Anniesland Access for All project.

“We understand there will be some inconvenience to station and road users and to pedestrians during the initial works and the main project.

“We have made sure that access for our teams and equipment has been carefully considered so that the works will cause a minimal amount of disruption. We have also liaised with Glasgow City Council to agree on the safest traffic and pedestrian management system.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as our teams work to complete this project, which will be of great benefit to the people of Anniesland and surrounding areas.”

For anyone who was unable to attend the information event earlier this month or for those who would like to know more about the project, they can find the latest updates on Scotland’s Railway website www.scotlandsrailway.com/projects by searching Anniesland Access for All.

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