UK: The £14m Robroyston station on the Glasgow to Cumbernauld line opened with the December 15 timetable change.
ScotRail said the station would provide residents of Robroyston and Millerston with better access to Scotland’s two largest cities, provide a 263-space park-and-ride site for Glasgow near the M80 motorway and facilitate economic development including a proposal for 1 600 homes.
Construction was undertaken with funding by ScotRail, Network Rail, Transport Scotland, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, Glasgow City Council and Network Rail. The main contractor was AmcoGiffen, and WSP provided project management services.
‘Today marks a fantastic rail milestone with this new station here at Robroyston, Glasgow’s 60th’, said Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure & Connectivity, who unveiled a plaque to mark the official inauguration on December 16.
‘This ScotRail-led project has used an innovative construction method and taken little over a year to complete, on time and within budget. Not only has it secured significant savings to the public purse, it has also given us key learning for future rail projects.’