Upgrading Gleneagles Station for 2014
Work is now complete on the £7 million Gleneagles Station enhancement project which was officially opened by Keith Brown MSP, Minister for Transport and Veterans on 26 June 2014.
The enhancements include:
- Station enhancement: The station underwent significant refurbishment of its facilities, including wi-fi installation, two new waiting rooms, and a VIP room. There will also be structural refurbishment which will include drainage upgrading, platform resurfacing and landscaping.
- Step free access: To ensure that the station is DDA compliant, two new lifts will be installed to enable step free access between both platforms. Contractor Balfour Beatty who was appointed earlier this year is on site to deliver this element of the scheme.
- Link road and car park: In addition to the improvements at the station, contractors Whitemountain Quarries Ltd built a new 820 metre long single carriageway link road (A823/A9), 100 spaces as well as cycle racks and a bus turning area. The £3.9 million road funded by Perth & Kinross Council, TACTRAN and the Scottish Government will provide greater access to the station, improve road safety and allow better connections to the trunk road network.
Together, these upgrades will create improvements and deliver a transport hub for the local community, boosting future public transport use while also improving access to local roads.
Transport Minister Keith Brown MSP said:
“As we look forward to welcoming hundreds of thousands of golf fans to Gleneagles in September - and with millions more watching on television – these road and rail enhancements will help deliver the best possible travel experience for those attending this renowned event."