A £3m investment will see the grade A listed Stirling station’s non-glazed roofs refurbished over a ten-month project.
The work, starting in February and scheduled to be completed in December, will cover all slate and flat roofs as well as stone chimneys and parapets on the main station building and the enclosures of platforms three and six.
The refurbishment will ensure the structural integrity of the buildings, making the roof water-tight and fixing guttering and drainage problems.
The project with help tackle ongoing deterioration stemming from the ageing roofs and help protect the buildings.
The station’s huge glazed roof was overhauled in 2016, and step-free access was installed for all platforms in 2019. In addition to this latest phase, the total investment will top £10m.
Richard Kinsella, route asset manager for Network Rail, said: “Stations are at the heart of communities as well as being an important part of the overall experience of travelling on our railway. Their appearance and condition should reflect this important role.
“This latest phase of investment in Stirling station will protect and preserve the building’s unique appearance and character while protecting the station from the vagaries of Scotland’s weather”.
There will be no disruption to train services, with scaffolding being erected in February and all works to be completed by the end of the year.
Bruce Crawford, MSP for Stirling said: “As passengers return to Scotland’s railways, infrastructure investment remains more important than ever.
“It’s good to see such a commitment made to Stirling station, a well-used and much-admired part of Stirling’s wider transport network. Increased rail travel will play an integral part in efforts to tackle the climate crisis, and improved infrastructure is a positive way to encourage greater use.
“I warmly welcome planned works to protect and enhance the station’s unique character and improve the overall passenger experience of travelling to and from Stirling.”
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