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Network Rail holding event to highlight proposals for Hairmyres and East Kilbride stations

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Network Rail is holding a public engagement event to highlight proposals for Hairmyres and East Kilbride stations. Ahead of submitting a Prior Approval Notice with South Lanarkshire Council for the works, the event is being held at the Plaza Mall (outside Costa Coffee) in the EK Shopping Centre, from 1pm to 5pm on Wednesday, October 11.

The station proposals are part of the wider East Kilbride Enhancement project, a £139.8 million investment at the centre of the Scottish Government’s ongoing strategy to decarbonise Scotland’s Railway.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android Under the proposals, Hairmyres station will relocated to a site off Redwood Avenue, 600m to the west of its existing location, and a new accessible building at East Kilbride station will be built.Plans also include extending the existing track loop at Hairmyres by 1.4km and installing a second platform at the site of the new station.The enhanced loop will provide greater operational resilience during times of disruption and the opportunity to increase services to meet future demands.Stephen McCall, Network Rail programme manager, said: “I would encourage East Kilbride residents to come along on the 11 October to meet the team and find out more about our plans for both stations and the sustainable benefits the wider project will

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