Railway stations to be refurbished for 2014 Commonwealth Games

Bellgrove Railway station Bellgrove station in Glasgow is one the 19 railway stations to be upgraded

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A £1m programme of improvements in passenger facilities at 19 railway stations in Glasgow and Lanarkshire has been announced.

The stations in line to be upgraded are close to key Commonwealth Games venues or at 'feeder' stations likely to be busy during the event.

Work on the ScotRail programme should begin later this year.

The upgrades will include new customer information screens, waiting shelters, seating and lighting.

The stations to benefiting from the investment are:

  • Glasgow - Argyle Street, Bellgrove, Carntyne, Glasgow Central Low Level, Charing Cross, Duke Street, Exhibition Centre, High Street, Jordanhill, Mount Florida, Partick, Queen Street High Level and Low Level, Scotstounhill, Shettleston and Kings Park
  • Lanarkshire - Hamilton Central, Hamilton West, Motherwell.

In addition, Transport Scotland and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport have announced a further £600,000 of funding, for improvements at 11 stations in Glasgow and Lanarkshire as well as Carnoustie, Angus.

Much of this money will concentrate on access to the stations.

Transport Minister Keith Brown said: "I am delighted that ScotRail is meeting its commitment to invest £1m in new passenger facilities to make travelling by train to the Games a better option for spectators.

"This work, in conjunction with Network Rail, will deliver real benefits and help make rail travel a better choice for passengers during and after the 2014 Games."

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