Stirling station footbridge opens

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Stirling station footbridge opens

Story Contracting joined Costain and Network Rail to celebrate Stirling station’s fully-accessible footbridge and lifts opening to passengers.

As part of the refurbishment work, the station’s historic lattice footbridge has been raised up and reinstalled along with a new lift to create step-free access to all platforms.

The new bridge was officially opened on Monday (September 9) by Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford and Clackmannanshire MSP Keith Brown, alongside Kris Kinnear, Network Rail Scotland’s Capital Delivery Director.

Keith Brown MSP said: “The opening of a fully-accessible bridge is very welcome news for passengers and creates a much-needed step-free access to all platforms within this historic station.

“This new facility will make a real difference to passengers with limited mobility and will help to make the railway more accessible to everyone in our community.”

During the project, engineers:

  • Refurbished and raised the footbridge so overhead wires could be installed beneath
  • Altered the roof canopies
  • Installed the lift on platform nine to provide step-free access
  • Reconstructed the staircase on platform nine
  • Altered the internal landing areas between the footbridge and existing lift on platform three.
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