The UK-based Network Rail has open again the Argyle line in Glasgow, Scotland following a £ 32 million improvement program.

After an eight-week program of engineering work, the route between Rutherglen and the Exhibition Center was reopened.

The project includes the repair and renovation of tunnels, as well as bridges and tracks between Rutherglen and the exhibition center.

Engineers cleared 500 tons of concrete shell from the tunnels. The project also includes repainting of 700 structural beams and application of more than 1000 m.² of waterproofing.

Scottish Transport Minister Jenny Gilroot said: “Passengers will no doubt welcome the news that this particular work program and the associated closures are over. I would like to thank them for their patience all the time, especially the users of Anderston Station. ”

Improvements will also be made to Anderston Station as part of the Argyll line project.

The station will be closed for another four weeks until June 6, allowing engineers to complete important work at the entrance, reservation office, corridor and platforms.

Upon completion, the station will have an elevator for better customer access and a rebuilt reservation office, as well as modern coverage of stairs, floors and ceilings.

Network Rail Program Manager Jeremy Spence said: “The complexity of a multi-job project involves a number of disciplines, not to mention the mobilization of facilities and equipment, without significant challenges.

In a separate development, Network Rail cooperates with major industry partners to improve the safety and productivity of rail freight in the United Kingdom.

Wagon defects, such as brake malfunctions, wheel damage, disengagement and door malfunctions, are the causes of freight delays, according to data from Network Rail, freight operators and the Safety and Railway Standards Board (RSSB).

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