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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:18 pm    Post subject: Generic Glasgow Railways Thread  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Talks to start on plan for Ibrox rail link



RANGERS are to open talks with transport bosses over plans to build a new
railway station at Ibrox.


Thousands of fans could travel to games by train for the first time in more
than 40 years under proposals to recreate the stop at Broomloan Road.

Club chairman Sir David Murray is considering three options to redevelop
Ibrox, which will see the ground's capacity rise by 8000 or 20,000 seats.

The most ambitious masterplan, reportedly worth £700million to the area,
would see a new 70,000 seater arena built beside a hotel, conference centre,
homes and shops.

With the Subway operating at capacity and regular tailbacks on Paisley Road
West and the Clyde tunnel on match days, any traffic impact study is likely to
recommend a new rail station.

The Evening Times can reveal officials from the club will meet representatives
from Strathclyde Partnership for Transport next month to discuss the project.

Alistair Watson, chairman of SPT, said: "We hope Rangers will look at what
has been achieved with stations at the new Wembley and Arsenal's stadium.

"We are looking forward to constructive discussions with the club.

"There are two lines running from Glasgow to Paisley and a third is being added
for the airport rail link. That could easily accommodate a new station but it won't
be cheap."

The original train station at Ibrox was shut in 1965 and Glasgow Housing
Association flats earmarked for demolition now occupy the site at the top
of Broomloan Road.




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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

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"There are two lines running from Glasgow to Paisley and a third is being added
for the airport rail link. That could easily accommodate a new station but it won't
be cheap."


It shouldn't cost a fortune to construct 2 platforms, a bridge and a ticket office
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Could be great news this not just for the fans but for the folk that need to get to work and home again...
It's about time they stuck some investment into public transport infrastructure and prove they are not just blowing sh*t in the wind with all the smoke and mirrors about getting peeps out their cars and back on public transport....
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Landslide track could re-open by weekend





NORMAL train services could resume by the weekend after a landslide, it emerged
today. Network Rail said repair work to the line between Dumbarton and Helensburgh,
which carries 3000 passengers a day, was ongoing.


A spokesman said: "We hope to get passenger services operating again by Saturday
morning." Train services were suspended and the line closed when the landslide
was discovered on Tuesday night, as reported in last night's Evening Times.

The incident happened at Dalreoch, near Dumbarton, where a retaining wall
holds back a 20metre high soil slope. Four trains - sleepers and a freight train
to Fort William - are being allowed to use the line in a desperate attempt to keep
disruption to a minimum. But fears that repairs would continue into next week
now seem unlikely.

There is growing speculation that Network Rail, responsible for track maintenance,
will be able to confirm full weekend services within the next 24 hours. Today its
spokesman said: "We have taken the decision to temporarily close this section
of track in both directions. "The line will not re-open until we are satisfied there is
no risk to train services."

Up to 3000 passengers have been hit, including 500 who use the West Highland
line and First ScotRail - the country's main train operator - is having to lay on
dozens of buses. Replacement transport was yesterday put in place at Dalreoch,
Cardross and Craigendoran. The disruption means longer travelling times for commuters.

A spokeswoman for FirstScotRail said: "We are advising people to leave a little
more time for their journey."




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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Does anyone know if you can get access to Gorbals station, or indeed is it worthwhile trying?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

I take it you mean Cumberland St station? I dont know, and in any case half
of it is gone (at least).



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

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Does anyone know if you can get access to Gorbals station, or indeed is it worthwhile trying?


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Fed-up rail users say full trains canít take the strain

TRAIN passengers using a key route into Glasgow could quit using the public transport
due to severe overcrowding, experts warned today.


Carriages on the East Kilbride to Glasgow line are 94% full during the morning
rush hour and demand could soon outstrip capacity, according to a study.

Adding to the problem is the single line - which limits train numbers at peak
times - between East Kilbride and Busby.

Officials in East Renfrewshire have highlighted overcrowding on the route as a
major obstacle in the battle to tempt commuters out of their cars.

The council's local transport plan, published this week, raises concern that passengers
in Busby, Clarkston, Giffnock and Thornliebank will suffer because of limited
capacity.

The report states: "Overcrowding problems are worst on the East Kilbride line and
services will come under further pressure in the future.

"Constraints apply to the trains themselves with limitations on platform lengths,
rolling stock availability and the track capacity."

Councillor Alistair Watson, chairman of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport,
said: "Unless something is done to tackle this problem, we will drive people away
from public transport.

"The East Kilbride line is a victim of its own success it's now a major commuter
route. We plan to hold talks with Transport Scotland and the operator to see what
can be done."

The service is half-hourly at most times but four trains run between 8am and 9am.

Giffnock, Busby and Thornliebank stations - all on the East Kilbride line - have
seen a drop in the number of passengers recently with commuters citing overcrowding
and security concerns for them ditching train travel.



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Train stations given lift by new £370m access boost

RAIL chiefs are installing lifts at four train stations in and around Glasgow as
part of a Government Access For All nationwide programme which is costing
£370million.


Lifts are being fitted at stations in Mouth Florida in Glasgow, Motherwell and Rutherglen
in South Lanarkshire as well as Barrhead in East Renfrewshire, Network Rail has
announced.

Transport Minister Stewart Stevenson MSP said: "It is a key Scottish Government
priority that access to transport links is made easier for all passengers.

"I am therefore pleased that this investment will bring valuable benefits and increase
opportunities to travel through improved station access."



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CCTV blitz at stations

MORE than 100 CCTV cameras are to be installed at Scots railway stations in a major
new drive to boost passenger security.


The £350,000 initiative, which was unveiled today, will see 23 new cameras
installed in Queen Street lower level.

Apart from the Glasgow station, the third busiest in the country, 46 cameras
will be fitted at Motherwell.

The rest of the 116 cameras will be fitted at Inverness. Eight CCTV Help Points
will also be installed on platforms at the stations.

First ScotRail said the work would be completed by next month, when the train
operator will manage a total of 3950 cameras and 441CCTV Help Points at 241
stations across Scotland.




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