Tuesday, 17 December 2013
Glasgow railways getting ready for Commonwealth Games
Dalmarnock station in Glasgow is currently receiving the finishing touches to an £11 million redevelopment, times to be completed before the opening of the Commonwealth games, due to take place in the city next year. The station is located near to some of the event's main venues such as the Athlete's Village, Celtic Park, the National Indoor Sports Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. The new station building features a modern, minimalist design, with diffuse glazing to let plenty of light in. A new lift and enclosed footbridge are designed to comply with the disability discrimination act.
The Glasgow Airport rail link was also intended to be completed in time for the games, but this has now sadly been cancelled. This will be a great setback, since there will be many participants and spectators travelling to Glasgow by air.
Railway technology article on the Dalmarnock redevelopment:
And on the Glasgow Airport Rail Link: