Weather fails to hamper work on Airdrie
WORK on the Bathgate to Airdrie rail link is on track despite the wintry weather.
Over the last month, the project team has been hard at work on the 300 million scheme which will reconnect communities in central Scotland, for the first time in 50 years.
In the last month, 200,000 man hours have been worked on the project which equates to 40 per cent of the work carried out across all Network Rail infrastructure projects in Scotland.
Overhead electrification works between Haymarket and Bathgate are almost complete, with 706 masts installed.
Works along the line to prepare the route in advance of the first tracks being laid is well underway, with work on key sections of the link between Bathgate and Armadale, and Armadale to Blackridge, nearing completion.
And in the last month, 10 bridges throughout the project have been d insanity workout emolished, including structures at Whitburn Road and Crawberry Hill
Work at Bathgate Light Maintenance Depot is almost complete and the depot is on schedule to be commissioned this month.
The piling works, to insert the structures to support the overhead electrification lines, at Whitburn Road are now complete.
And work on the bridge at Stonerigg Road in Ar insanity workout madale has finished and the road has reopened.
The team is now working on the next bridge at Harthill Road/West Craigs Road.
A signposted diversion route will be in place to allow the works to take place safely. Access for all local residents will remain at all times.
Hugh Wark, senior project manager for Network Rail said: “With every day that passes, the progression our team is making on the Airdrie Bathgate line becomes increasingly visible.
“Real infrastructure changes are starting to take shape and it’s rewarding for us to see the results of our hard work coming in insanity workout to fruition.
“We are removing bridges and building new ones that will be big enough to allow for the new double tracked electrified railway.
“It won’t be long before we are laying the first new tracks.
“The excitement is building as the reopening of the full link becomes tangible.
“As always, we greatly appreci insanity workout ate the patience and support of the residents in the line side communities who are experiencing some local diversions due to the essential works taking place as we continue to create the new gateway for rail travel throughout central Scotland.”
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