The second phase of works to replace one of the platforms at a train station in East Renfrewshire is expected to produce less noise disturbance than the previous phase of the project.
Network Rail is taking forward a £1.2 million project to renew Platform 1 at Giffnock train station on Fenwick Road.
The first phase of the programme involved breaking out concrete from parts of the current platform ramp.
It also involved sheet piling to introduce the replacement 15m platform extension and these were the noisiest aspects of the work programme.
Phase two of the project commenced at the beginning of this month and concerns the building of the new platform sections and general refurbishment work.
Network Rail has confirmed that these tasks are not anticipated to be accompanied by the same levels of noise as local residents experienced in December.
Noise barriers are also on-site at Giffnock station and these are being used where possible to alleviate noise disruption from the works.
The first phase of work concluded in the week before Christmas and the second phase started on 6th January. The programme will be ongoing until April.
Jackson Carlaw MSP wrote to Network Rail over reported concerns relating to noise and to highlight the importance of disruption being kept to a minimum.
Scottish Conservative MSP for Eastwood, Jackson Carlaw said:
“The condition of Platform 1 at Giffnock station has been in a state of decay and the renewal works are essential for supporting local people to travel by train.
“Network Rail has stated that the programme of activity is required for safety and reliability reasons and the works can hopefully conclude successfully as planned in the first half of this year.
“Nonetheless, it is vital that any local disturbances are minimised and I contacted Network Rail in relation to concerns raised with me about noise nuisance.
“The organisation has informed me that phase two should have lower levels of noise disturbance than the early part of the project.
“It is important that noise nuisance is minimised as the necessary platform renewal works progress over the next few months.”