Intermediate Station Work - Croy
In order to facilitate the introduction of seven carriage, and subsequently eight carriage electric trains, we need to extend platforms at a number of intermediate stations on the line between Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Croy is one of six stations, including Queen Street and Waverley, along the line of route to benefit from platform extensions representing a £0.5m investment in the local infrastructure – with the overall platform extension programme totalling £3.6m.
The primary focus for Network Rail is to keep disruption to a minimum and deliver work safely and on schedule. And although Network Rail will need use 15 parking spaces for its site compound to support the work, it is expected that passengers will not see any other impact on the station from the work.
The platform extension works at Croy is the first in a series of works at intermediate stations (Linlithgow, Polmont and Falkirk High) as well as both the terminus stations of the E&G, to lengthen platforms to accommodate the 7 and 8 carriage electric trains that will be introduced.
The station will remain open throughout the works and train services will operate as normal with minimal inconvenience for passengers using Croy.