This project is part of the EGIP project, to bring faster, cleaner trains to the Edinburgh-Glasgow Line. The works at Stirling Station are to install ducting to facilitate the Stirling-Dunblane Alloa Electrification. The contracting company is Morgan Sindall, for whom CPR are preferred suppliers. CPR have carried out several projects within EGIP on their behalf.
The station building is a historical building. It was constructed by James Miller in 2015, the same architect as award winning Weymss Bay Station and has the same flowing ceiling. It is listed by Historic Environment Scotland as a Category A Listed Building meaning it is a building of national importance
As this is a busy junction with many connecting lines, CPR will work within eight dedicated 29 hour blockades at the station, and within only 2 hours of normal working times during the week. The project is expected to run for 8 weeks beginning in Sept 2018. The only exception to this is the Caledonian Sleeper which runs through the station at 23.00 each Sunday evening.
The scope of works for this major project is to firstly excavate and lay 6-way ducting and chambers within the platforms. Then excavate and lay flexi ducts to assets for bonding. The platforms will then be resurfaced with sub-bases, base course and a wearing course. The fencing and gates at the end of the platforms will be replaced and all the existing furniture on the platforms will be carefully removed and reinstated at the end of the project.
Works began on Stirling on 1st Sept 2018 and we will provide updates on this project as it progresses.