Story to start 10th AFA at Port Glasgow

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Story to start 10th AFA at Port Glasgow

Story Contracting are set to commence works on our 10th ‘Access For All’ bridge on behalf of Network Rail in Scotland with the £4.6m project Port Glasgow which will improve accessibility at the station.

We will be working with Network Rail to install a new footbridge and lifts. Uncovered ramped access to the main station entrance at Princes Street will also be introduced to the station, all designed to make it easier for people with impaired mobility or those travelling with luggage, children, or cycles to access the platforms.

The new footbridge, positioned opposite the car park and uncovered ramped access of Willison’s Lane, will incorporate two accesses leading to and from the park and ride car park located off Highholm Avenue.

When complete, the footbridge will take station users from the entrance, over the railway, with lifts providing step-free access to and from the Gourock bound platform, and the park and ride car park.

Preparatory work on the ‘Access for All’ (AfA) scheme is set to start in February with the construction of the bridge expected to begin in May. Installation of the bridge and lifts is scheduled to be completed in towards the end of the year.

Michael McArthur, Network Rail’s project manager for the accessibility work, said: “The bridge being built at the station delivers modern standards of access for those travelling to or from Port Glasgow on a day-to-day basis and will improve the travelling experience for passengers.

“The new bridge and lifts will help everyone in the community access services at Port Glasgow station easily as part of our efforts to enable even more people to travel by train.

Brian O’Hare, Contracts Manager of Story, said “We are delighted to be partnering with Network Rail again on our 10th AFA Scheme as part of Scotland’s Railway, continuing to improve access across the country for all rail users.”

Story Contracting have successfully nine delivered Access for All schemes across Scotland, including Kilwinning, Stirling, Croy and Johnstone. Click here to find out more about our AFA projects.


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