Stirling MP Welcomes Local Rail Investment


Categories: Infrastructure, Public Transport

£2.7 Million Investment in Bridge Restoration and £5 million Station Overhaul

Local MP Alyn Smith has welcomed the completion of a £2.7 million investment and repair operation to the Forth Viaduct, the rail bridge crossing the River Forth near Cambuskenneth, as well as work underway to improve StirlingRail Station.

Steelwork has been replaced and repaired, rust and wear removed and the whole structure stripped of old paint and repainted – all part of a wide-ranging bridge modernisation programme aimed at protecting and improving Scotland’s Railways.

Meanwhile work is well underway on the £5 million overhaul of Stirling Rail Station – including enhanced active travel route integration, improved pedestrian access and passenger facilities, and a remodelling of nearby traffic routes.

Alyn Smith MP said:

‘Rail has a strong future across Scotland, and Stirling, as a fast and environmentally friendly means of public transport. I sincerely welcome the additional investment in our rail infrastructure, including bridges and our main rail station, to secure the passenger experience for years to come. Projects like these will only help to support further patronage, and boost Stirling’s visitor numbers and the commuter experience.’


Attached is a picture of the Forth Viaduct, as supplied by Network Rail.

Information on the bridge project and station project.