Dalmarnock Station announce temporary closure

Dalmarnock station will be closed from Sunday, June 3, until Sunday, November 25, as work continues to create a new £11m facility for passengers.

Network Rail is building a new station on Dalmarnock Road to replace the existing facility on Swanston Street and the temporary closure of the station is needed to ensure these works can be delivered in a safe and secure way.

The station will reopen to passengers on Monday, November 26, and the redevelopment project will be completed by late 2013. The station is being redeveloped in time for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, when it will be a key transport hub for those travelling to and from many of the Games’ events.

ScotRail is advising its customers to use either Bridgeton station (half-a-mile to the north-west) of Dalmarnock or Rutherglen station (one mile to the south-east). Season tickets for Dalmarnock can be used at either of these alternative stations.

David Simpson, Network Rail route managing director for Scotland, said: “Once complete the new Dalmarnock station will greatly enhance facilities for regular passengers and provide an impressive welcome for visitors to the area, especially those attending the 2014 Games.

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“Due to the extensive and complex nature of the project it is not possible to deliver the new station without a short closure of the existing facility, but every effort has been made to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.”

Steve Montgomery, ScotRail’s managing director, added: “We hope that relaxing our ticket arrangements will help limit the impact these important works have upon our customers at Dalmarnock.”

Once finished the station will have:
•A new, fully-accessible station building (relocated to Dalmarnock Road from Swanston Street)
•Lift access to both platforms
•A new pedestrian footbridge
•New platform surfaces
•New wall cladding on both platforms
•New customer information and communication systems

The project is being funded by Clyde Gateway, Glasgow City Council and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, with an additional contribution secured through the European Regional Development Fund.

Network Rail is delivering the project on behalf of Transport Scotland and the funding partners.