Anniesland Access for All
Anniesland Access for All
A £4m project to improve accessibility at Anniesland station
We began a £4m project to improve accessibility at Anniesland station in Autumn 2023.
This project will provide step-free access to platforms 1, 2 and 3 at Anniesland station by installing lifts on either side of the railway bridge on Great Western Road to the platforms.
This project will make it easier for people with impaired mobility or those travelling with luggage, children, or bicycles to travel on Scotland's Railway
Network Rail reveals plans to provide step-free access at Anniesland station
Network Rail plans to improve accessibility for passengers at Anniesland station by installing a new lift system
Lifts will be installed at street level on either side of the railway bridge on Great Western Road , making it easier for people with impaired mobility or those travelling with luggage, children, or bicycles to access the platforms.
Community invited to information session
Ahead of our work beginning, we will be holding a community drop in event between
4-7pm on Tuesday 15 August Netherton Community Centre, G13 1AX.
The event allows those living and working in Anniesland to ask questions about our plans and meet team members who will deliver the work.
We’d also like to take this opportunity to inform you of some preparatory works which will take place at the station in the coming weeks.
These are currently scheduled to begin on August 23 until September 1 and will involve the temporary closure of the footpath and the inside eastbound lane of Great Western Road outside the station.
Access to the station will not be affected.
Those interested can learn more about this at the community drop-in event on August 15.
Preparatory works to take place at Anniesland station ahead of accessibility project - change of date
Rail passengers and road users are being reminded of temporary works due to take place outside Anniesland station.
The dates of the preparatory works have changed and will now take place from Sunday 27 August until 05 September.
Due to the area’s mining history, these crucial works must be carried out before the project to improve accessibility at the station begins.
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
Accessibility project soon to start
We can now share some information on our work programme - which will be of particular interest to those who live near and use Anniesland station.
The initial phase of work, including preparatory activities, planned for the coming
weeks is outlined below. A letter has been sent to those living near the station with this information.
Due to the complex nature of our activities, there will be a mixture of night and day working.
We will be installing traffic management on Great Western Road, as well as diverting
pedestrians away from our works to help keep people safe. We urge everyone to follow
these temporary diversions which will be clearly signposted throughout the project.
Although there will be some inconvenience to station and road users and to pedestrians, 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 worked with
Glasgow City Council to agree on the safest traffic and pedestrian management system.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as our teams work to complete this project,
and we will continue to provide further updates as work progresses.
New temporary platform access opens
Passenger access will temporarily change as work to install new street-level lifts continues.
Direct access to the platform is now via Herschell Street from the adjacent church car park, using a temporary stairway and passengers will continue to use the footbridge to cross between platforms.
The original stairs to platform 2 are closed temporarily as engineers prepare for excavation and piling work to support the installation of the lift towers.
At platforms 1 and 3, the stairs have been closed since October, with both existing stairways to be reopened to passengers when the project is completed later this year. Read more here.
Work has started on work to provide step-free access at Anniesland station as part of an ongoing investment to improve accessibility in Scotland’s railway stations.
The project has been funded by the Access for All (AfA) scheme.
Access for All is a rolling programme of investment designed to improve access within stations for people with impaired mobility.
Since its launch in 2006, it has funded improvements at 27 Scottish railway stations. Johnstone and Croy stations were completed in 2022 with work at Port Glasgow, Uddingston and Dumfries underway.
What will change?
will be installed at street level on either side of the railway bridge on Great
Western Road, making it easier for people with impaired mobility or those
travelling with luggage, children, or bicycles to access the platforms.
The existing footbridge over the railway between platforms will remain in place. The Work include the removal of the current advertising boards, the installation of two lift towers, and a linkspan path to connect the lift to each platform.
The street-level lift entrance will be offset from the pavement with a glazed canopy and an illuminated vertical concrete plinth sign with the station name.
There are no changes proposed to the stair entrances on either side of the underbridge