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Paisley Giraffe

Giraffe cash machine

Paisley Giraffe

Tuesday 18th September saw a very colourful character walking about town, pulling a giraffe patterned suitcase around with them they certainly brought some fun and colour to the town according to the photographs! Who was this person in a Giraffe Costume spotted throughout the town centre?

If it was someone you know then please get in touch but also please feel free to leave some comments below.

Is it the same person who laid the Sunflowers at Gilmour Street Station entrance a few weeks back? Who knows? Discuss please…

Pictures above show the giraffe walking down Gilmour Street from County Square, even stopping at the Dunfermline Building Society cash machine before taking a stroll through Dunn Square. Photographs by Jean-Marie Stewart of Paisley.org.uk and passing motorist Wilma Lafferty.

Paisley Gilmour Street Upgrade

Paisley’s Gilmour Street station is to be upgraded in a 9 Million pound revamp.

“photo from www.paisleyphotographs.com

Text Below is from The World Construction Network website.

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.