Ticket office opens as Partick project edges ahead

22 Aug 2007

Transport Briefing

Work on the delayed Partick station interchange project has reached a milestone with a new ticket office opening, having been relocated to a permanent site at the station entrance in Merkland Street.

The opening of the ticket office will allow contractors better access to the old station interior, enabling the development team to carry out foundation works for a new station concourse.

Partick station is a major public transport hub and the fifth busiest station in Scotland. It is set to become busier as the regeneration of the Clyde Waterfront continues at Glasgow Harbour.

Work on the project had been due for completion in spring 2007, but in January this year that estimate end date was put back to February 2008 after the project was temporarily halted in December 2006 due to design complexities and disagreement over who should be responsible for additional costs. Work resumed on site on 19 March 2007.

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, Network Rail and contractor C Spencer Ltd (CSL) are still working to complete all essential works by February next year. Further works are scheduled for the summer months with SPT monitoring progress on a weekly basis.

Estimated costs for the scheme are said to be within the project budget limits which stand at £12.7m.

SPT chair Cllr Alistair Watson said: "The creation of the new ticket office is a significant milestone in the Partick interchange project. We lost precious time at the start of this year when work on the project was suspended for three months.

"The ticket office opening is much more positive news. Our regeneration plans are ambitious and rebuilding Partick station continues to be a challenging project because we're building around a fully operational Subway and railway station."

  • Work continues at Partick Station interchange