Robroyston rail station has been officially opened today by Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure, and Connectivity Michael Matheson.
The new £14 million station is situated between Stepps and Springburn on the Edinburgh – Glasgow via Cumbernauld line, one of five lines linking Scotland’s two largest cities. The station site is built on land that was previously home to a Robroyston station and a marshalling yard that was closed more than 50 years ago.
The construction of the new station was made possible by joint-working and funding by Transport Scotland, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), Glasgow City Council, Network Rail and developers Park Lane, Elmford and Stewart Milne Holdings.
SPT played an instrumental part in bringing all the parties together to ensure delivery of the station.
SPT Vice Chair Alan Moir said:
“SPT was instrumental in bringing together this multi-stakeholder approach and funding contribution to this ambitious project, which provides a vital transport link for the extensive Robroyston development as well as a strategic P&R facility, leading to a more sustainable transport solution in the area as a whole. It really demonstrates what good partnership working can achieve.
“This is another important step in developing an attractive and accessible public transport network in Strathclyde.”
With 263 free parking spaces and located minutes away from junction two of the M80, the new station provides an easy commuting option for both residents in Robroyston and Millerston as well as drivers travelling into Glasgow city centre from further afield.
Robroyston station will see two trains per hour to Glasgow Queen Street, with a journey time of 12 minutes. There will also be two services per hour to Edinburgh Waverley during the day, with a journey time of 63 minutes. These services will be operated by ScotRail’s brand new class 385 electric trains.