Network Rail has begun construction work on a £9 million ($14 million) project to revamp Paisley Gilmour Street station in Scotland.
Before staring the actual project, Network Rail will install roof measuring 4,740 square metres in sections over the next nine months, to minimise any disruption to train services and the B-listed station itself.
Under the project, Network Rail will remove the current platform canopies, repair and paint the existing steelwork and strengthen the foundations of the station. The project will also involve alteration of overhead power lines in the station and repainting of some buildings on the platforms. The roof will be installed in three sections, with the initial phase of the works taking place above the east end of the station.
During the work decks will be installed between the roof and the platforms to allow engineers to work safely while the station is open.
At the same time, work will take place on the £170 million ($274 million) Paisley Corridor Improvements (PCI) project. It will upgrade the track and signalling on the busy rail corridor between Shields junction in Glasgow and Paisley Gilmour Street station. Once complete, the project will improve capacity on the route and increase levels of service between Glasgow and Renfrewshire, Ayrshire and Inverclyde.
The works will be funded by Transport Scotland and Network Rail.