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Bridge renewal works for Barrhead line

Network Rail engineers will be working around the clock this weekend to replace a rail bridge off Gateside Road in Barrhead.

The existing structure will be removed and a new bridge installed before engineers re-lay the track.

This work is vital to the long-term reliability of the railway and cannot be delivered without a short closure of the line.

On Saturday June 29 buses will replace trains between Glasgow Central and Barrhead / Kilmarnock. On Sunday June 30 buses will run from Glasgow Central to Barrhead / Kilmarnock / Dumfries. Train services will resume on Monday, July 1.

Changes to ScotRail services while the railway is closed over the weekend can be found at https://www.scotrail.co.uk.

The work will also mean local road closures from 18:00 on Friday 28 June until 07:00 on Monday July 1.

A diversionary route will be in place for pedestrians and vehicles via Graham Street, Cross Arthurlie Street, Kelburn Street and Lochlibo Road.

A footpath under the rail bridge and one lane of the road have been closed since early June and will remain closed until Monday 29 July.

Susan Menmuir, Scheme Project Manager for Scotland’s Railway, said: “We understand the inconvenience this work will cause to our passengers and road users, and we are working hard to replace the bridge as quickly as possible while keeping disruption to a minimum.”