NEW improvement plans for Dumfries train station will be on display at the Cairndale Hotel next week.
It will be the first chance for townsfolk to see the proposed plans for accessibility improvements within the railway station.
Scotland’s Railway has confirmed that Dumfries station will benefit from the Department for Transport’s Access for All funding. This scheme enables Network Rail to deliver accessibility improvements, including step-free access, at stations across Britain.
Network Rail is inviting the residents and any interested parties along to a community drop-in event at Cairndale Hotel in Dumfries between 4-7 pm on Thursday, June 15, to see the finalised plan ahead of it being submitted for planning approval.
Network Rail has worked with architects and stakeholders to produce the design which introduces a new footbridge and lifts to provide step-free access across both platforms.
The concept takes into consideration the look and feel of the historic station whilst allowing for modern adaptations.
As well as having the opportunity to see the completed design, local people will be able to meet members of the team who will deliver the work to build the new bridge.
Karen McChesney, Network Rail’s town planning lead for the accessibility work at Dumfries station, said: “We are really pleased that Dumfries station has been chosen as part of the Access for All scheme and look forward to welcoming the local community along to see the designs prior to submission for listed building consent planning.
“We look forward to welcoming everyone to the Cairndale Hotel on Thursday June 15.”