A sheltered spot – with clear views

Tuesday, 25 April 2017
  • Over 40 new shelters installed on Scottish stations

  • 7 platforms will receive an additional shelter

  • Other stations will see older structures replaced

As part of the ScotRail Alliance’s commitment to providing great station facilities, 45 new platform shelters have been erected in stations across the country. In seven of these sites, the shelter is a new addition and in the others, an old shelter has been replaced.

A further five stations will have new platform shelters by the end of May, bringing the total to 45. Better roofs and plastic sidings mean these new shelters offer greater visibility of train services arriving and departing, while providing protection from the elements.

In addition to the arrival of these completely new shelters, a further 31 shelters will undergo a roof refurbishment to improve durability and weather proofing.

The ScotRail Alliance’s Customer Experience Director Jacqueline Taggart said: “Scotland’s weather is unpredictable; this week we’ve gone from sunny conditions to snow in the space of a few hours. We want to provide robust shelters for people to use, especially at stations where there’s no protection from station buildings for customers waiting for their trains.

“This programme of renewals and refurbishments is part of our commitment to providing good facilities around stations to make our customers’ experiences of travelling with us as good as it can be.”

Notes

The following stations will benefit:

New shelter

  • Anniesland – platform 1
  • Exhibition Centre – platform 2
  • Fort Matilda* – platform 2
  • Kirkcaldy – platform 2
  • Larbert – platform 1
  • Longniddry – platform 2
  • Springburn – platform 2

Replacement shelter

  • Ardrossan Harbour
  • Ashfield – both platforms
  • Barassie – both platforms
  • Bishopton – both platforms
  • Coatbridge Sunnyside – platform 2
  • Coatdyke – platform 1
  • Dalry - platform 1
  • Drumchapel – platform 1
  • Dumbarton East
  • Dunblane – platform 1
  • Dunfermline Queen Margaret – platform 2
  • Fairlie – platform 1
  • Glengarnock – platform 1
  • Hamilton Central – both platforms
  • Hamilton West* - platform 2
  • Hillfoot – platform 2
  • Johnstone – both platforms
  • Kelvindale - platform 1
  • Kirkwood – both platforms
  • Langside – both platforms
  • Largs – platform 1
  • Pollockshaws East – both platforms
  • Shieldmuir* – both platforms
  • Singer – platform 2
  • Summerston* – both platforms
  • Tweedbank*
  • Westerton – platform 2
  • Wishaw – platform 2

* Denotes a station where work is not yet completed.