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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:48 pm    Post subject: GARL - Glasgow Airport Rail Link thread  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

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Plans lodged for airport train station



TRANSPORT bosses have submitted plans to create a train station at Glasgow Airport
ahead of a 210million rail link.


An application to build two platforms yards from the main terminal has now
been lodged with Renfrewshire Council.

It's understood BAA Scotland have agreed to pay for a walkway to take
passengers from the station into the heart of the airport.

Four trains an hour will run between Glasgow Airport and Glasgow Central
stations once the long-awaited link is completed in 2011.

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport have applied for prior approval for
the station to ensure the project can be delivered on time.

The station is expected to be built after a viaduct linking the proposed
route over the M8 motorway is finished.

The journey from Glasgow city centre will take 16 minutes, making one
brief stop at Paisley Gilmour Street.



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Rail link control changes hands



Transport Scotland is to take over management of the 210m Glasgow Airport
Rail Link, it has been confirmed.


The national body will replace Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT),
which had previously been responsible for the link.

The railway is still expected to be opened in time for the 2014 Commonwealth
Games, which are to be held in Glasgow.

Construction on the project is due to get under way next year.

SPT was the body which initially lobbied for the rail link. It also introduced
the legislation in parliament which paved the way for the project being approved.

The proposal was overwhelmingly backed by MSPs at Holyrood in November 2006.




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Airport station set for green light

PLANS to build a train station at Glasgow Airport are set to be given the green
light today.


Two platforms will be created near the main terminal building ahead of the
210million rail link.

Renfrewshire planners have backed the plans and believe the station will
create a "sense of arrival" for thousands of passengers.

The platforms will be sited around 30ft off the ground and will be linked to
a walkway leading to the main terminal.

Last month, The Evening Times told how Strathclyde Partnership for Transport
was seeking prior approval for the station in a bid to ensure the project will
be completed by 2011.

A report before Renfrewshire Council's planning board states: "The station
will create a sense of arrival at the airport and will substantially improve
the visual appearance of the airport from the south.

"It will create a landmark within the airport campus and will importantly
provide a useable transport link, vital in maintaining the viability and
vitality of Glasgow Airport into the future.

"The site which has been chosen allows for minimal disruption in terms of
the operation of the airport."

Four trains an hour will run between Glasgow Airport and Glasgow Central
once the link is completed.

The station is expected to be built after a viaduct linking the proposed
route over the M8 is finished.



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They've started the test drilling at the Hertz and Avis yards already for the course of the line. Handy for getting the cars nice and muddy before flinging the keys at a punter.
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The train at platform 12 now leaves platform 14 (Evening Times)

IT'S all change at Central Station as preparations begin for the rail link with
Glasgow Airport.


Platforms at one of the country's busiest rail hubs are to be renumbered
over the New Year, with a new one being built.

The first of the changes will take place when high-level services are suspended
from Boxing Day until Tuesday, December 30.

Network Rail today revealed the new numbers for Glasgow Central high-level
platforms. Platform 11a will become platform 12; 12 will become 14; and
13 will become 15.

Platform 13 is the number to be given to a new platform being built to
accommodate passengers travelling to the airport.

A Network Rail spokesman said: "As part of the works to deliver the new
Glasgow Airport Rail Link, we will be constructing an additional platform at
Glasgow Central Station over the next two years.

"To accommodate the new platform, some of the existing high-level ones
will need to be renumbered.

"The two low-level platforms will also be affected."

Costing 210million, the rail link will be completed in 2011, with five miles
of existing track upgraded between Shields Junction and Paisley Gilmour
Street Station, and a mile of new track laid between Paisley St James
Station and Glasgow Airport.

The project will also involve four new rail bridges - one spanning the M8 -
and a railway station at the airport.

Four trains will run every hour between the city and the airport. Each
journey will take 16 minutes with just one stop at Paisley Gilmour Street
During the Christmas closure, engineers are to switch signalling control to
a new west of Scotland centre at Cowlairs.



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Glasgow Airport rail link (www.scotland.gov.uk)



Seven of Europe's biggest construction companies are to bid to build a key
element of the new rail link to Glasgow Airport.


A shortlist of BMV (Balfour Beatty, Morgan Est and Vinci joint venture), Carillion,
Morrison Construction and Roadbridge/Sisk has been selected to bid for the
construction of the 'St James Spur' - the main branch line viaduct stretching
across the M8 to the new airport station.

The contract - expected to be worth between 90 million and 130 million
- represents the most significant single element in the Glasgow Airport Rail
Link (GARL) project.

The tender competition will now begin in spring 2009 with GARL scheduled to
be operational in early 2013 in time for the Commonwealth Games in 2014.

Transport Minister Stewart Stevenson said "I am delighted by the great progress
already being made on GARL, which will be delivered well in advance of the
Commonwealth Games in 2014 to help Scotland capture the long term economic
growth the Games will bring.

"Through Transport Scotland, our continuing investment in major transport
infrastructure projects is currently supporting hundreds of jobs in the Scottish
construction industry.

"I am particularly pleased that seven major construction companies, either
individually or in a consortium, are lining up to bid for this flagship public transport
project in the West of Scotland.

"We are committed to delivering the project as efficiently as possible and have
listened to the construction industry in order to take the necessary steps to
protect the public purse."

Following the Office of Rail Regulation's recent Final Determination of Network
Rail's costs for the period 2009-2014, the current estimated outturn cost range
for the combined GARL-PCR project is 365.5m to 395m excluding VAT.

This figure cannot be compared to the original cost range for GARL as the project
is now combined with a significant Network Rail signal renewal scheme (PCR) as
outlined to Parliament by the Transport Minister on June 27, 2007.

Ron McAulay, Director Scotland Network Rail, said "Network Rail's resignalling
of the Paisley Corridor, on track for delivery in December 2011, is a key enabler
of the GARL project and we look forward to playing our role in delivering this
major investment in Scotland's transport infrastructure."


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Green light for airport rail link viaduct work (Evening Times)



WORK to build a 130million viaduct over the M8 at Paisley for the Glasgow
Airport rail link will begin in 2010, it was confirmed today.


Seven companies will compete for the right to construct the St James Spur,
one of four new bridges earmarked for the new route.

The viaduct, which will span the St James Playing Fields in Paisley before
crossing the motorway, is the biggest piece of infrastructure for the
long-awaited 210million link.

Around one mile of extra track will be laid to allow the link to merge into
the main Glasgow-to-Paisley line. The link will be similar to those at Manchester,
Heathrow and Stansted, in that journeys terminate right at the airport.

A new airport station will be built south of the multi-storey car park and
will feature a moving walkway connection to the air hub. Both the new
station's platforms will be built 30ft from ground level and will be located
close to the airport's Terminal 1.

Transport Minister Stewart Stevenson today announced that BMV, a joint
venture between Balfour Beatty, Morgan and Vinci, have bid for the lucrative
viaduct contract, along with Carillion, Morrison Construction and Roadbridge/Sisk.

During peak times four trains will run every hour between the city and the
airport. Each journey will take 16 minutes with just one stop, at Paisley
Gilmour Street.

The rail link is set to be operational in early 2013, well in advance of the
Commonwealth Games the next year.

Backers predict that setting up the new route will create around 650 jobs
in Glasgow and Renfrewshire over the next 10 years, and 700 jobs in Paisley
town centre by 2015.


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Platforms 11a, 12 & 13 have been renumbered 12, 14 and 15 (and presumably
the Low Level platforms are now 16 & 17) in preparation for construction of the
two new platforms.




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