Brown visits revamped Pollokshaws Train Station

The Glasgow station’s B-listed buildings have been converted into a new cycling resource centre following £135,000 worth of funding from the Stations Community Regeneration Fund project which helped fund some of the project works.

The centre, developed and delivered by Glasgow Building Preservation Trust and their project partners South West Community Cycles, provides a range of services including low cost cycle repairs, cycle hire, park and ride facilities for cyclists, on-site coffee shop, and cycling education programmes.

Transport Minister Keith Brown said:

“This is a fantastic initiative which not only offers a range of facilities for passengers travelling through Pollokshaws West Station but also integrates rail and cycling opportunities.

“Enhancing the travel experience is proven to be a driver in modal shift as part of the Scottish Government’s key rail priority and the Stations Community Regeneration Fund supports this by enhancing the station facilities available for passengers use.

“As reflected through the responses to our recent franchise extension consultation, security and safety, both on-train and at stations, is one of the key priorities for passengers. This investment will enhance both the facilities on offer at stations across the country and the feeling of safety and security felt by passengers.”

Images on Mr Brown on site with other attendees are available on request. Contact Chris Watt on or 07887-554193.

Notes to editors

Contact details for Glasgow Building Preservation Trust - Anne McChlery or Gill Stewart on 0141-554-4411;

Published 18 Sep 2013