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Argyle Line and Anderston Station Improvement Works

Argyle Line and Anderston Station Improvement Works

Scotland's Railway is investing £32m in extensive upgrades to the Argyle Line and Anderston station as part of our commitment to running a safe and reliable railway.

ARGYLE LINE AND ANDERSTON STATION IMPROVEMENT WORKS

Scotland's Railway is investing £32m in extensive upgrades as part of our commitment to running a safe and reliable railway.

The Argyle line closed on March 13 to allow the delivery of an eight-week programme of extensive engineering works to repair and renew tunnels, bridges and tracks between Rutherglen and Exhibition Centre stations.

Argyle line works in numbers:

  • 50,000 hours worked
  • 500 tons of concrete removed
  • 7km of rust plate removed
  • 700 smoke plates and beams blasted and painted
  • 1000m2 of waterproofing undertaken
  • Slabtrack renewed
  • Station refurbishment (on-going)


With this part of the works now complete, the Argyle line reopened to passenger services as planned on Monday, May 8.

Part of the project also involves modernising Anderston station, work that continues beyond the Argyle line reopening, with the station remaining closed until Monday, June 6.

The refurbishment of Anderston includes the construction of a new lift shaft and the reconfiguration of the station concourse, booking office and platform stairs.

Why?

The works are designed to protect and improve the lifespan of our infrastructure.

By completing this work now, we aim to improve punctuality and reliability on the route for years to come.

What will change?

Work completed during the closure of the Argyle line includes brickwork and steelwork repairs on the Anderston, Kelvinhaugh and Canning Street tunnels, as well as to the Clyde Viaduct in Dalmarnock and track works across the route.

Work at Anderston includes the construction of a new lift shaft and the reconfiguration of the station concourse, booking office and platform stairs.

We're also improving the outside area to the station, with a new-look glazed entrance and enhanced external lighting.

Tasks

  1. March 13, Argyle line closes and extensive engineering begins across 17 work sites.
  2. May 8, Argyle line reopens to passenger services.
  3. March 13 to June 6, closure of Anderston station to deliver improvement works
  4. June 6, Anderston station reopens, with work continuing until autumn 2022