Georgemas Junction, only 23 miles from John O'Groats, is the most northerly railway junction in the UK, and the penultimate station in the Scottish Highlands. Complete Paving Requirements Scotland Ltd (CPR) are currently undertaking essential platform enhancement works at the station on behalf of Network Rail.
The works involve the removal and replacement of the reinforced concrete slabs that run the entire length of the platform (116m). They will additionally have tactile slabs installed, as is standard practice for rail platforms.
CPR won the tender as a certified rail contractor and Tier 1 framework supplier to Network Rail, with significant experience in the maintenance and enhancement of railway platforms.
The station provides a lifeline to the rural villages and towns in Caithness and as such the station will remain operational throughout the enhancement works. Up to 4 trains a day, 6 days per week leave from Georgemas and CPR will work outside of operational times to ensure there are no disruptions to passengers.The works are expected to be completed before the end of 2021.