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Partick Subway station to get ÂŁ1.2 million upgrade

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Strathclyde Partnership for Transport is delighted to announce that Partick station is next in line for refurbishment as part SPT’s bold Subway modernisation plans.

Partick station’s Subway platforms will be given a major overhaul when work starts on the £1.2 million contract which was awarded to contractor Clancy Docwra at a meeting of SPT’s Partnership Committee on Friday.

Partick is one of the busiest interchanges in Scotland and I’m sure that the new design will improve the passenger experience as they move from rail to Subway.”

SPT Vice Chair David Fagan

The Subway platform level will be transformed to reflect the design at Hillhead Station which is in the final stage of completion and has already captivated passengers with its bright contemporary look.

SPT Vice Chair David Fagan said: “Modernisation is now being delivered at speed and it’s great to see another station given the green light for improvements.

“Since the Interchange was refurbished above ground a couple of years ago it makes absolute sense that the platform level was given the same high quality finish under ground.

“Partick is one of the busiest interchanges in Scotland and I’m sure that the new design will improve the passenger experience as they move from rail to Subway. The work in Hillhead is certainly proving a big hit with our regular customers and feedback on the state of the art designs is overwhelmingly positive.”

The wide range of work at Partick Subway includes the replacement of all flooring; new wall finishes and ceilings; improved passenger information and signage and brighter, more welcoming energy-efficient lighting. A number of enhanced disability access improvements will also be added such as colour contrast in flooring to assist way-finding (mirrored in the lighting); tactile maps and tactile strips on paving and handrails including a double height rail at stairs.

The upgrade is scheduled for completion in spring 2013 and SPT is committed to keeping the station fully operational during the works to minimise disruption to passengers.