Barrhead to Glasgow Electrification

Barrhead to Glasgow Electrification

Line of route electrification from Busby Junction to Barrhead. Developed in conjunction with the East Kilbride Enhancement project.

This project consists of line of route electrification between Busby Junction and Barrhead as part of the first phase of Scotland's Rolling Programme of Decarbonisation, enabling the operation of longer, greener and quieter electric trains between Barrhead and Glasgow.

Project Updates

  • Take Part In Our Passenger Survey Here

    As part of the Scottish Government’s Decarbonisation Plan, Network Rail are electrifying this route. This major investment is designed to facilitate more seats with cleaner, quieter and more frequent trains. For now, we're seeking your views on how best to deliver this significant enhancement programme with the least disruption to you.

    Take the survey here :

  • Major Bridge Works - Strathbungo

    This work is a key phase within the Barrhead Electrification project in line with the Scottish Government’s action plan to decarbonise the railway by 2035.

    In order to meet the clearance criteria for electrification, re-decking the Nithsdale Road Bridge and replacing the footbridge between Moray Place and Darnley Road is required. Download Work Programme Here

    While on completion of this project there will be wide ranging benefits, we do appreciate this work will cause disruption to surrounding communities. We would like to reassure you that we are committed to working with you to minimise this as much possible and will update you regularly as this work progresses. Download Work Programme Here


As part of the Scottish Governments action plan to decarbonise the railway by 2035, Busby Junction to Barrhead was selected as one of two priority lines for electrification, with the other being East Kilbride. The existing railway between Busby Junction to Barrhead consists of 12 km of non-electrified single track.

What will change?

The Busby Junction to Barrhead project is being managed in conjunction with the East Kilbride Enhancement Project, however will enter into service in December 2023, in advance of the East Kilbride service. As well as route clearance and electrification, the project scope includes alterations to Platform 3 at Barrhead Station to facilitate longer 4-car electric trains as well as replacing the footbridge at Nitshill Station, which is non-compliant for electrification.

What will change?

Major Bridge Works - Strathbungo

Bridge Works Strathbungo Letter (pdf, 328KB)

Bridge Works Mapping (pdf, 708KB)

QA Bridge Works Strathbungo V1 (pdf, 136KB)