Robroyston funding proposals approved 1

Glasgow City Council’s Executive Committee today (19 January) approved funding support of up to £10million for the early delivery of a new rail station in Millerston / Robroyston.

The new station, expected to open in late 2019, will also feature two associated Park & Ride car parks, drop-off facility and an access road as part of this £18.9million scheme, and will facilitate the acceleration of the building of almost 1600 homes. There is planning permission in principle for these homes.The £10million of forward funding from the council will be repaid upon the completion of the houses through a Section 75 legal agreement. It is estimated that the completion of the development will bring an extra £14.2million to the economy every year.

Councillor Frank McAveety, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “This is fantastic news for Glasgow, providing a new rail station for the people of Robroyston and Millerston and helping to bring almost 1600 much-needed new homes to this part of the city. We are delighted to provide this forward funding to allow the early delivery of this project, and look forward to working with our partners through to its completion.”

Other partners in this project include Transport Scotland, SPT (Strathclyde Partnership for Transport), Network Rail, Elmford Ltd, Park Lane and Stewart Milne Homes.

Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said: “I welcome confirmation of this funding commitment for the proposed new station at Robroyston and Millerston from Glasgow City Council and their partners. In September we set out our own contribution of over £7 million to the scheme and with today’s announcement we can now look forward to the scheme moving towards the delivery phase, providing a welcome boost for the people of Robroyston and the wider development plans for the area.”

SPT Chairman Jonathan Findlay said: “The delivery of a new station and park and ride at Robroyston is a vital factor in ensuring the long-term success of the redevelopment of the area as a whole. SPT has played a key role in ensuring this project has progressed and we will continue to ensure it remains on track as it moves towards delivery.”

Funding will come from Glasgow City Council (up to £10million); Transport Scotland’s New Station Fund (£7.13million); SPT (£1.25million); and the developers (£485,000).

The developers have indicated that the early delivery of the rail station would accelerate the submission of detailed planning applications for the new homes.

The rail station will be located on the Glasgow – Cumbernauld line. The development of over 400 homes on the northern side of the line in Millerston/Robroyston has already begun.

Robroyston funding plan could bring forward opening date

Glasgow City Council Executive Board are set to debate a funding package on Thursday that could accelerate construction of the proposed railway station at Robroyston so that it opens in the next few years. The funding proposal will see the council offer £10m to complete the funding package for the railway station with it repaid by contributions from the developer building 1,600 houses on two development sites nearby.

Scottish Stations Fund boost for Robroyston

The Scottish Government has given a huge boost to plans for a new railway station for Robroyston.

The new station proposals, which include a park & ride car park, are designed to provide local residents with a sustainable travel option, as well as catering for additional future demand from the 1,600 new households planned for the Robroyston area.

The Scottish Government has committed to meet 50% of the station`s currently estimated construction costs – over £7 million – through the Scottish Stations Fund. The remainder is expected to be met by the scheme promoters Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), Glasgow City Council, and private developers.

This investment reaffirms the Scottish Government’s commitment to investing in Scotland`s railways, ensuring that more people are able to access the rail network.

Minister for Transport, Humza Yousaf said: “I am very pleased to announce this substantial funding package for a new station for Robroyston.

“This is a significant announcement, with Robroyston the first new station project to be funded by the Scottish Stations Fund, which was introduced to improve and increase access to rail across Scotland.

Plans submitted to the Scottish Stations Fund by the Robroyston station scheme promoters envisage completion of the Robroyston station project by March 2019.

Winchburgh and Robroyston supported by Scotrail ITT

Proposed Railway Stations at Winchburgh and Robsroyston have been added as priced options in the Invitation to Tender for the new Scotrail franchise. Both railway stations are being delivered as part of substantial housing developments.

Winchburgh Railway Station would be located between Edinburgh and Falkirk High between Winchburgh Tunnel and Winchburgh Junction to support a residential development in that area. The ITT makes it clear that any stops at this station must not be inserted in services between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street, which means that only services to Dunblane and Alloa would be stopping here.

Robroyston Railway Station would be located on the Glasgow Queen Street to Falkirk Grahamston line. The ITT requests that if the station is delivered before December 2017, the station should be served by a DMU operating hourly. Post December 2017, the station would be served by an extra hourly train composed of an EMU running from Glasgow Queen Street to Cumbernauld. The existing DMU service would be replaced by an EMU from the December 2017 timetable.

The submission of ITT responses from the bidders are due this month, with the winning bidder announced in October. The Franchise will commence at the beginning of April 2015.