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A sheltered spot – with clear views

Posted: 26th April 2017

New station shelter• Over 40 new shelters installed on Scottish stations
• 7 platforms will receive an additional shelter
• Other stations will see older structures replaced

As part of the ScotRail Alliance’s commitment to providing great station facilities, 45 new platform shelters have been erected in stations across the country. In seven of these sites, the shelter is a new addition and in the others, an old shelter has been replaced.

A further five stations will have new platform shelters by the end of May, bringing the total to 45. Better roofs and plastic sidings mean these new shelters offer greater visibility of train services arriving and departing, while providing protection from the elements.

In addition to the arrival of these completely new shelters, a further 31 shelters will undergo a roof refurbishment to improve durability and weather proofing.

The ScotRail Alliance’s Customer Experience Director Jacqueline Taggart said: “Scotland’s weather is unpredictable; this week we’ve gone from sunny conditions to snow in the space of a few hours. We want to provide robust shelters for people to use, especially at stations where there’s no protection from station buildings for customers waiting for their trains.

“This programme of renewals and refurbishments is part of our commitment to providing good facilities around stations to make our customers’ experiences of travelling with us as good as it can be.”

For further information, please contact ScotRail Alliance Comms on 0141 555 4105/4247 or email

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