Uddingston Access for All

Uddingston Access for All

A project to improve accessibility at Uddingston station.

From November 2023, a project to improve accessibility at Uddingston station will commence.

This project will provide step-free access to platforms 1 and 2 at Uddingston station by installing a new footbridge and lift system as part of an ongoing investment to improve accessibility in Scotland’s railway stations.

Project Timeline

  1. September 2023: Project announced.
  2. November 7 2023: Community drop in session to take place.
  3. Mid November 2023: Work commenced.
  4. March 2024: Footbridge and lift tower installed at station.
  5. Summer 2024: Work completes.

Project Updates

  • Network Rail reveals plans to provide step-free access at Uddingston station

    Network Rail plans to improve accessibility for passengers at Uddingston station by installing a new footbridge and lift system.

    Read more here: Network Rail reveals plans to provide step-free access at Uddingston station

  • Great turnout at drop-in information session

    Thanks to everyone who attended our Community Drop in session regarding Uddingston Access For All project.

    It was great to speak to so many members of the community about our plans to provide step-free access at the South Lanarkshire station.

    Our teams will be setting up on site towards the end of the month. Ahead of this, we will be writing to those who live nearby, sharing further information of our upcoming work programmes.

    We look forward to providing regular updates as the project progresses.

  • Work set to start

    Scotland’s Railway will begin construction work to provide step-free access between platforms at Uddingston station.

    Our teams will be setting up on site from November 20, with construction work to install a new footbridge and lift system set to start work in early December.

    Train services will continue to operate as normal through the station but there will be some temporary changes to access during construction. Read the full press release here.

  • Traffic management and parking changes

    If you use Uddingston station, please be aware of the temporary changes to the car park as work continues on our project to make the station more accessible.

    We've had to reduce the number of spaces available until July, to allow work on the new footbridge and lifts.

    We have installed traffic management within the platform 2 car park and are diverting pedestrians around our compound to help keep people safe and ensure access is maintained at all times.

    We urge everyone to follow these temporary diversions which will be signposted throughout the project.

    Please note that access to and use of the electric charge points at the station will not be affected by the Access for All project. Train services will also not be impacted by these works.

  • Work programme outlined in neighbour letter

    We've written to our lineside neighbours at Uddingston station, providing a progress update on the accessibility project.

    The detailed programme of work for this scheme is being finalised. However, a summary which includes piling and foundation work, as well as the installation of the new structure and projected completion, is outlined in the letter.

    Uddingston Phase 2 works summary outline 2024

    The usual hours for day shift and night shift are 07:30-17:30 and 22:00-08:00

  • STORY colleagues support STEM event at local school

    Colleagues from STORY, Andrew Whitefield and Emma McGivern, supported a Primary Engineer STEM session at St Brides Primary School which is located between STORY's Blantyre office and Uddingston station.

    Stem event at St Bride's Primary - Uddingston AfA

    Primary Engineer is a not-for-profit organisation that works to bring engineering to the classroom. South Lanarkshire Council have funded the programme to promote STEM to primary schools in the area and was looking for engineers to support the trained teachers.

    “Many thanks to Andrew and Emma for coming to the school yesterday. It was much appreciated by myself and Hannah. The children enjoyed the experience, especially using the saw! My Primary 2/3 class wanted to know when you were coming back!” Mrs McCaffrey – St Brides Primary School

  • February site visit

    We joined our team at the station to catch up on how things are progressing.

    With piling now complete, our engineers have been busy creating the foundations for the new footbridge and lift towers. Here they are on platform 2 side.

    Uddingston AfA site visit 21 Feb 2024

    Uddingston AfA site visit 21 Feb 2024

    Thankfully, this means that the noisiest part of our works is now complete. While we have done everything possible to keep disruption for those living nearby to a minimum, we do appreciate that it can be far from ideal at times and we thank everyone for their patience and understanding.

    Uddingston AfA site visit 21 Feb 2024
    Uddingston AfA Platform 1 progress Feb 2024

    Much of the work will be concentrated on ducting on the platforms for the next couple of months.

    The next major milestone at the station will be the installation of the new structure which will take place in late March. We will provide updates to those who may be affected by this work in the coming weeks.

  • Bridge trial assembly

    Our team headed down to M&S steel fabricators in Annan for the trial assembly of the footbridge for Uddingston.

    Uddingston bridge assembly trial

    This is where the fabricators build all the steelwork for the bridge inside the yard and it allows us to inspect it.

    Uddingston bridge assembly trial 2

    Our engineers use tools such as total stations which enable checks to be made on the height and width of the bridge, for example, as well as the base plate location.

    This is the best way to make sure all the measurements are correct so that everyone can be confident when the structure is landed at Uddingston station that all the components are going to be just right.

    Afterwards, it will go to be painted ahead of it being brought to the station next month.

  • Station users reminded of car park closure at Uddingston

    Passengers using Uddingston station are being reminded the platform 2 car park will be out of use for four days this month to allow the safe delivery of construction works.

    Uddingston car park closure sign

    The car park will be closed from 00:01 Thursday 21 March – 23:59 Sunday 24 March.

    This will enable engineers to safely crane in the 75-tonnes steel structure for the new footbridge and lift tower, read more about this crucial piece of work here.

  • 75-tonne footbridge and lift-tower installed overnight

    A new fully accessible footbridge and lift towers are now in place.

    Network Rail engineers worked through the night to install the steel structure on Saturday (March 23) at the South Lanarkshire station which serves passengers travelling on the West Coast Main Line – one of the busiest lines in Europe.

    To read more about this major milestone, click here.


We will soon commence our essential work to provide step-free access at Uddingston 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.

AfA is a rolling programme of investment designed to improve access within stations for people with impaired mobility.

Since its launch in 2006, Access for All has funded improvements at 27 Scottish stations. Johnstone and Croy station improvements were completed in 2022 with work at Port Glasgow station currently underway. Anniesland and Dumfries stations are also in development for potential future accessibility improvements through the Access for All programme.

What will change?

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 an uncovered footbridge 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.