Glasgow main station will be closed for another week

A major station in Glasgow is set to be closed for a week as renovations have been delayed.

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Network Rail has made improvements to Anderston station, which was originally due to reopen on June 5 after upgrades.

However, it has now been announced that the station will be closed for another week, opening on Monday June 13.

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Network Rail said the delay was due to engineering work impacted by supply chain issues.

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Over the past 12 weeks, Network Rail engineers have been working to carry out extensive refurbishment of the station, including the concourse and platforms.

Anderson station is being renovated.

However, a shortage of electronic components due to global supply chain issues delayed key components needed for the station’s new fixtures. The delay means engineers now need an extra week to complete, test and commission the new lighting.

Network Rail program manager Tommy McPake said: “Given the challenges of supply chain issues currently facing many sectors, the railway is unfortunately not immune to this.

“The ripple effect of delayed materials means that we are unable to reopen until the new lighting has been tested and we are satisfied that it fully complies with our rigorous safety standards.

“We fully appreciate the inconvenience caused to passengers by the station remaining closed for an additional week – we sincerely apologize and thank passengers for their continued patience.”

The work at the station is part of a £32million investment in repairing and renewing tunnels, bridges and tracks on the Argyle Line, designed to improve punctuality, reliability and the passenger experience for the coming years.

When Anderston reopens on June 13, work will continue at the station until the overall completion of the project in late autumn.

When complete, the renovation includes a new elevator for better guest access, a refurbished reservations office, and modern finishes to the stairs, floors, and ceilings. Improvements will also be made to the exterior of the station, with a revamped glass entrance and enhanced exterior lighting.

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James H. Wright