Carron Viaduct Works
As part of Network Rail’s rolling programme to electrify the railway across central Scotland, we are undertaking ground investigation works to take core samples from the Carron Viaduct.
This enables us to assess the structure ahead of installing overhead line portals at a later date. This element of work involves drilling bore holes into one of the viaduct piers that span the A9 on Stirling Road.
This work is part of the next phase in the electrification of the railway in Central Scotland, spanning Grangemouth and Falkirk through Stirling to Alloa and Dunblane, which will enable longer, faster, quieter, cleaner and greener modern electric trains
For the safety of staff, this activity can only be undertaken at night when trains are not running and it also requires the creation of an exclusion zone under the viaduct.
To create this safe zone, part of the A9 will close for one week from Tuesday 21st to Tuesday 28th February. However, access will be maintained via temporary traffic lights that will be in operation from 10pm to 7.30am each night.
Given the type of equipment and methods we use, elements of this this work will be noisy, but every effort will be made to minimise noise where possible.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email SDAelectrification@networkrail.co.uk or telephone our 24-Hour National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41.