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Train passengers warned ahead of disruption to key route during festive period

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RAILWAY passengers are being reminded of disruption throughout the festive period, as Network Rail begin works in major stations.

Some £16m will be invested into improvements affecting Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central station and approach, with track replacements and refurbishments at Cadder, Greenhill junction and Muirhouse junction.

Christmas Day connections between Glasgow and Edinburgh from Glasgow Queen Street will be affected by the works, which will run until Saturday, January 2.

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Engineers will replace over 1km of track and renew or refurbish points at Cadder which will have an impact on Glasgow Queen Street services, with alternative routes available to passengers due to travel to the capital city during the festive period.

Works to replace and refurbish the line and other infrastructure at Muirhouse Junction, to the south of Glasgow Central, will also affect some services over the new year period.

Work on the Glasgow Central approach track is expected to begin Friday, January 1 and last until Monday, January 4.

Kris Kinnear, Network Rail Scotland’s capital delivery director, said: “The work we are undertaking over the festive period is vital for passengers and freight relying on Scotland’s Railway.

“It is part of a £4bn investment being made in Scotland’s rail infrastructure between now and 2024.

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“These projects will help make our railway more resilient, more reliable and more sustainable, but such complex infrastructure improvements cannot be delivered without some short-term closures of the railway.

“We’re urging passengers who need to travel over the festive period to plan ahead and check how these works may affect their journey this December and early January.”

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