Parapet works to Abronhill line

Written by Scott Campbell, Cumbernauld Media's Senior Reporter.

Published at 11:18 on 11 September 2015


The works will take place later this month. Picture: courtesy of Bill Henry.

NETWORK Rail has announced that overnight works in Abronhill, later this month, will see alterations to the parapet walls on the town’s railway lines.

The transport body has confirmed that overnight works will take place on September 12th and 18th in the Red Burn area of Forest Road, Abronhill. 

Further overnight works will then take place to the railway parapets in Abronhill’s Broom Road, in Cumbernauld Glen, between September 19th and 27th.

The works taking place are in addition to a rolling programme of bridge clearance work which has raised the height of more than 50 structures along the Edinburgh to Glasgow route.

The latest programme of works will see the railway parapets, otherwise known as side walls, of over 100 bridges raised to comply with new safety standards.

“The parapet walls need to be of sufficient height to ensure public are kept a safe distance from 25k volt electric cables which will be in place over the line as part of the electrification,” a spokesperson for Network Rail explained.

They added: “Because of the type of work and where it has to be undertaken on the bridge, it can only be done safely at night when trains are not running. Consequently, work will be mainly nightshifts and at weekends, delivered between midnight and 5am

“Equipment used means some disturbance is unavoidable, but we will make every effort to minimise noise.  

“We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience this work may cause.”

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