Blairhill on track for new booking office

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Rail customers in Blairhill are set to benefit from a new ticket office, as part of almost £5million of investment in the station’s facilities

The new building is part of a £700,000 investment by the ScotRail Alliance. Construction work is due to begin in the coming weeks and is expected to last six weeks.

Once opened, the new building will replace the existing ticket kiosk on the Blair Road bridge and will offer a disability-accessible ticket window and heated waiting area.

New facilities for staff working at the station will also be included.

The new station building will be located between the city-bound platform and the car park, next to the dedicated disabled parking bays.

The work is part of a major set of improvements to the station, which began last year with the installation of a wheelchair accessible footbridge and lifts, at a cost of £4 million. All projects have been funded by the Scottish Government’s ‘Access for All’ and ‘Shovel ready’ funds.

Ian McConnell, the ScotRail Alliance’s programmes & transformation director, said: “This is a really exciting development. We have invested almost £5million in Blairhill station to make travelling easier for our customers. The new station building will make it easier for customers with disabilities to purchase a ticket, as well as providing all customers with somewhere warm and dry to wait for their train.

“We are working hard to improve services for our customers, and give them the best railway Scotland has ever had.”