Linlithgow railway boundary wall work completed

The project to bring a boundary wall on Union Road up to industry standard has now finished.

Network Rail engineers have successfully raised the height of a boundary wall to improve the resilience of the railway in Linlithgow.

The wall was raised to 1.8m to make sure it complies with current railway standards.

Engineers used stone to match the existing wall and to make sure the taller structure better protects the safety of passengers and lineside neighbours while keeping with the local surroundings.

To carry out this crucial work, Union Road had to be closed but special measures were in place to help minimise disruption.

Stephen Boslem, Works Delivery Manager for Network Rail said: “The work to raise the height of the railway boundary on Union Street in Linlithgow is part of our commitment to providing a safe and reliable railway.

“While we needed to close the road to vehicles to deliver the work safely and efficiently, we maintained access throughout for local residents, pedestrians and cyclists to minimise the impact of the closure.

“I’d like to thank the community for their patience as we undertook this work.”

If anyone has any questions or needs further information on the work, they can contact Network Rail’s national helpline on 03457 11 41 41.