It was a very busy week for AmcoGiffen in late December, after it opened two new station facilities two days apart at Robroyston and Dunbar, ensuring they were both operational for the new timetable changes which came into effect.
At Robroyston, the first train arrived at 08:37am on Sunday 15th December 2019, providing Glasgow with its 60th station, and serving a development of 1,600 properties with commercial and leisure facilities, AmcoGiffen were awarded the design and build contract to construct new unmanned station platforms with step-free access, car parks and Park & Ride facility at Robroyston as part of ScotRail’s rail upgrade plan for Scotland’s railway infrastructure.
Working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders, including Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), ScotRail, Network Rail, Glasgow City Council, and Abellio, successfully brought together funding contributions to the project, enabling vital transport links for the future Robroyston housing development, and enhancing local transport sustainability.
Improving links and transport options not just for the Glasgow region, but also for East Dunbartonshire and North Lanarkshire, the station is located between Stepps and Springburn on the Glasgow to Cumbernauld line.
Fast forward 2 days, AmcoGiffen in partnership with Network Rail and Abellio ScotRail opened the new Down Line (northbound) platform at Dunbar station providing step-free access between the platforms via a footbridge with integrated lifts, adjoining to the East Coast Main Line and future services.
A complex multidisciplinary project, AmcoGiffen were Principal Contractor for the design and installation of the new platform, footbridge, and associated demolition, civil, mechanical and electrical works within the live station at Dunbar.
Alan Boyle regional managing director (Scotland) said: “A fantastic week for AmcoGiffen, not only delivering Glasgow’s 60th station with our contribution at Robroyston, but now opening the new station platform with step-free access at Dunbar. Delivered simultaneously, and working closely with Network Rail and Abellio ScotRail, together we have future-proofed connectivity for the local communities, whilst improving inclusiveness and passenger experience.”