The railway station at Robroyston is celebrating its first anniversary today (16 December 2020). The station is located north east of Glasgow on the railway line between Edinburgh and Glasgow via Cumbernauld.
The £14 million station, which scooped the Transport Team/Partnership of the Year prize at the recent Scottish Transport Awards, was officially opened on 16 December 2019 by Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity.
Robroyston had an immediate impact when it opened, recording average customer journeys of 3,500 a week.
The coronavirus pandemic slowed demand down to a fraction of its pre-Covid levels, however, the train operator and its partners are confident when passenger numbers begin to climb, Robroyston will prove to be an important part of the rail network in the west of Scotland and beyond.
As part of ScotRail’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions, the new station offers a free park-and-ride facility to take cars off the road and ease congestion into Glasgow city centre.
It will unlock further economic development in the area, with a proposal for a new 1,600 strong housing development, and connect Robroyston and Millerston residents to Scotland’s two largest cities.
With 263 free parking spaces and located minutes away from junction two of the M80, the new station provides an easy commuting option for local residents as well as drivers travelling into Glasgow city centre from further afield.
The station is served exclusively by brand-new class 385 electric trains, following a £475million investment by Abellio in new and refurbished trains..
The construction was made possible by a joint-working and funding partnership between ScotRail, Network Rail, Transport Scotland, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), Glasgow City Council, and Network Rail. The main contractor was AMCO.