Anniesland Access for All

Anniesland Access for All

A £4m project to improve accessibility at Anniesland station


We understand that you will have many questions about the Anniesland Access for All project and we have tried to answer them below.

If the answer to your query is not below, please use our contact form to share your question with the project team and they will come back to you.

  • Why is the project being delivered?

    This project will provide step-free access to platforms 1 and 2 at Anniesland station by installing lifts as part of an ongoing investment to improve accessibility at Scotland’s railway stations.

  • What will change?

    The lifts will be installed to enable passengers to access platforms from street level (Great Western Road), so that those with reduced mobility, luggage, prams, or cycles can move around the station more easily.

  • Who is funding the project?

    The project has been funded by the Access for All (AfA) scheme, with a current estimate of around £4m.

  • When are the works starting?

    Work is planned to start in Autumn 2023.

  • How long will the works be?

    The project is expected to be completed within 12 months.

  • Will there be a disruption to services?

    Services will continue to run as normal throughout the works.

  • Will any station amenities be affected?

    There will be temporary changes to the way that people access and leave platforms while work is underway. These temporary changes will be communicated in advance and there will be signage within the station to direct customers.

    The ticket validating machine on platform 2 and other station furniture such as benches and bins may need to move position if close to the work area.

  • Will any of the access points to the station be closed?

    There may be some temporary changes to access points during the works, however, passengers will be advised of these in advance.

    As our work site is on Great Western Road, we have an agreement with Glasgow City Council to temporarily close the footpath and single lane closest to the station. More information will be made available on this in the near future.

  • Will construction work be noisy?

    Unfortunately, given the nature of the work, some noise is unavoidable during the construction phase. We will do what we can to minimise disturbance for station users and the surrounding community.

  • Where will the compound be located?

    The compound will be located within railway land to the rear of the station.

  • Will there be any road closures during the works?

    There will be a single-lane road closure on Great Western Road throughout the duration of the project. The pedestrian footpath closest to the station entrances will also be closed during the construction phase.

  • Will parking be impacted?

    There is no car parking available within Anniesland station. The parking spaces directly in front of the station will be out of use for the duration of the works, as agreed with Glasgow City Council.

  • Has the design been agreed?

    This work is considered permitted development so does not require a planning application, however, the design has been submitted to Glasgow City Council for review.

  • Why is there not going to be a new footbridge, as with other accessibility projects?

    Anniesland station is positioned on elevated ground above Great Western Road. Lifts from Great Western Road will provide the necessary access to all platforms without the need to install a new footbridge. The existing platform-to-platform stepped footbridge will remain in place.