Dalmarnock station will be closed from Sunday 3rd June until Sunday 25th November as work continues to create a new £11m facility for passengers.
A new station on Dalmarnock Road, funded by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, Clyde Gateway and Glasgow City Council, will replace the existing facility on Swanston Street.
SPT has been supporting the redevelopment of Dalmarnock station for a long time and it is exciting to see the work being progressed at such pace.”
SPT Chief Executive Gordon Maclennan
The temporary closure of the station is necessary to ensure these works can be delivered in a safe and secure way.
The station will reopen to passengers on Monday 26 November and the project will be completed by late next year in time for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, when it will be a key transport hub for those travelling to and from many of the Games’ events.
SPT Chief Executive Gordon Maclennan said: “SPT has been supporting the redevelopment of Dalmarnock station for a long time and it is exciting to see the work being progressed at such pace.
“We are really looking forward to seeing this fantastic Glasgow transport hub ready in time for the 2014 Commonwealth Games and we hope customers will understand this temporary closure is necessary to ensure these works can be delivered safely.”
During the temporary closure customers are being advised to use either Bridgeton station (half-a-mile to the north-west of Dalmarnock) or Rutherglen station (one mile to the south-east).
David Simpson, Network Rail route managing director for Scotland, said: “Once complete the new Dalmarnock station will greatly enhance facilities for regular passengers and provide an impressive welcome for visitors to the area, especially those attending the 2014 Games.
“Due to the extensive and complex nature of the project it is not possible to deliver the new station without a short closure of the existing facility, but every effort has been made to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.”
When finished the new station will have facilities including lift access to both platforms, a pedestrian footbridge and customer information and communication systems.
An additional contribution for the station was secured through the European Regional Development Fund.
Network Rail is delivering the project on behalf of Transport Scotland and the funding partners.