08th May 2019
Over the recent bank holiday weekend, Network Rail successfuly reinstalled the footbridge that links platforms six and nine at Stirling station. Carried out across Saturday and Sunday, a team worked around-the-clock to complete the process of lifting the 28-tonne refurbished heritage structure into place with a 750-tonne crane.
When work is complete, the decorative lattice footbridge will become part of a fully accessible structure at the station with the installation of a new lift on platform nine, completing the plan to have step-free access to all platforms.
Delivering step-free access to platforms six and nine is part of an overall package of work at Stirling station which includes:
- Refurbishing and raising the footbridge for overhead wires to be installed
- Alterations to the roof canopy
- Installation of a lift on platform nine to provide step-free access
- Reconstruction of the staircase on platform nine
- Alterations to the internal landing areas between footbridge and existing lift on platform three
Kenny MacDonald, Network Rail’s programme manager for the Stirling station work, said:
“It is incredibly exciting to see the refurbished footbridge being lifted into place. The bridge lift went very well with the team working extremely hard over the weekend to complete the installation. We also thank local residents for their patience and cooperation while this activity was underway. Now that the installation of the footbridge is complete, the team will be working towards completing the remaining elements of the structure to make Stirling station fully accessible.”
Author: Darren Porter
Image: Network Rail