Trains off at week­ends

Ayrshire Post - - Ayrshire’s View -

Thou­sands of train com­muters trav­el­ling to Glas­gow can ex­pect changes to their ser­vices on each week­end in Jan­uary.

En­gi­neers be­gan a range of works on the rail­way on Satur­day.

Buses will re­place trains be­tween Glas­gow Cen­tral and Pais­ley on Satur­days and Sun­days through­out Jan­uary. No week­day ser­vices will be af­fected.

Work be­ing de­liv­ered in­cludes re­newal of track at Ibrox and Hilling­ton, de­mo­li­tion and start of re­con­struc­tion on a foot­bridge at Arkle­ston, Pais­ley, and in­stal­la­tion of rock net­ting to pro­tect the rail­way from fall­ing de­bris at Bish­op­ton.

The work on th­ese week­ends can­not be de­liv­ered safely with­out the need to close the rail­way.

Lind­say Sad­dler, of Net­work Rail, apol­o­gised for the in­con­ve­nience caused to com­muters and urged them to plan their jour­neys in ad­vance on each week­end in Jan­uary.

She said: “There is never a good time to close the rail­way.

“How­ever, the lower vol­ume of ser­vices and num­ber of peo­ple trav­el­ling on week­ends means that this is the least dis­rup­tive time to de­liver the work re­quired.

“The projects have been planned so that the track ac­cess we are tak­ing next month max­imises the amount of work that we can get done and min­imises dis­rup­tion for pas­sen­gers.”

More in­for­ma­tion is avail­able at www. scotrail. co. uk.

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