Port Glasgow AFA (Access for All) Station Redevelopment

The Access for All programme is funded by Transport Scotland and delivered by Network Rail. The objective is to provide step-free access between platforms to benefit members of the public who have reduced mobility. A range of other improvements are also included for people with visual and hearing impairments.

Port Glasgow, 30 miles west of Glasgow, is one of several AFA schemes which Fairhurst has successfully delivered in recent years

The main elements of the project, for which Fairhurst acted as Lead Design Organisation, involved the design of the following:

  • A large steel footbridge structure with stairs and lifts. The project was unusual in that an additional level was required on one platform with a linkspan and stair structure to enable access to a park-and-ride station car park at a higher level
  • Design of piled reinforced concrete substructure.
  • Design of platform surfacing and equipment alterations, together with a full drainage upgrade (including diversions)
  • Integration of cable management into the structure, facilitating the installation of lighting, CCTV, CIS and power cabling from platform and deck levels without the need for scaffold or railway access.

The bridge was prefabricated in seven sections which were installed during two overnight ‘possessions’ without any disruption to rail passenger services

Fairhurst was involved throughout the project lifecycle, from initial Option Selection, Outline and Detailed Design, and Construction Support to Principal Contractor Story Contracting Ltd. We were supported by our valued collaborative supply chain: SVM (Mechanical & Electrical Engineers) and IDP Architects


Photography: © Story Contracting Ltd

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