Train station closed for additional week due to 'supply chain issues'

Anderston Station is the last of the Argyle line to reopen amid a £32m refurbishment project.

Anderston train station in Glasgow closed for extra week due to ‘supply chain issues Network Rail

A major Glasgow railway station will remain closed for an additional seven days after safety tests of new lighting rigs were impacted by “supply chain issues”.

Anderston Station has been shut for two months as part of a £32m upgrade of the city’s Argyle Line – which connects the West End with the city centre.

Extensive renovations to add a new entrance hall, ticket office and lift access started in April and were due to be completed by the end of May.

But Network Rail said engineers had been delayed in their efforts to fully test the new lighting systems installed at the station due to materials not arriving in time.

Anderston will remain closed until Monday, June 13.

Bosses apologised for the week-long delay, but said they would not grant services access until the station was “fully compliant with rigorous safety standards”.

Network Rail programme manager, Tommy McPake, said: “Given the challenges of supply chain issues facing many industries at the moment, unfortunately the railway is not immune to this.

“The knock-on effect of delayed materials means that we are not in a position to re-open until the new lighting has been tested and that we are satisfied it is fully compliant with our rigorous safety standards.

“We fully appreciate the inconvenience to passengers caused by the station remaining closed for a further week – we sincerely apologise for this and thank passengers for their continued patience.”

The line fell foul to the Beeching cuts of the 1960s, but reopened in 1979, but with alterations. 

It’s the first time the two miles of tunnels through the city centre have been closed for an extended period of time.

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