Uddingston community invited to railway event on station accessibility project

Network Rail is holding a drop-in information session on Tuesday 7 November to highlight plans for a new footbridge and lift system at Uddingston station.

An application for the work was submitted to South Lanarkshire Council in September.

Now, members of the public can have the chance to meet the project team and ask any questions they may have at Uddingston Grammar School, from 4:15pm to 7:15pm.

The new footbridge will be accessed by a staircase and lift shaft at each end, making it easier for people with impaired mobility or those travelling with luggage, children, or bicycles to access the platforms.

It will be uncovered, made of steel and is to be located approximately 25m to the west of the existing footbridge, which will be removed after the new one is installed.

These works are supported by the government's Access for All scheme, with Transport Scotland, on behalf of the Department for Transport, identifying the station as one that would benefit from the funding.

Susan Menmuir, scheme project manager for Network Rail, said: “I would encourage Uddingston residents to come along on November 7 to meet the team and find out more about our plans to improve accessibility at Uddingston station.

“The new footbridge and lifts being installed at the station will deliver modern standards of access for those travelling to or from Uddingston.

“Our proposals will help everyone in the community access services at Uddingston station easily and will improve the travelling experience for passengers as part of our efforts to enable even more people to travel by train.

“Delivering step-free access at stations to open up our network is one important way in which we are improving the overall experience of travelling on Scotland’s railway.”

Work on this project is expected to commence in November 2023 and be completed within a year. Those living near the station will receive letters outlining key dates and milestones throughout the project.

Anyone who cannot attend the event on November 7 can find out more about the project by visiting our dedicated page and, by following us on Twitter @NetworkRailScot for regular updates.