New look Stirling Station business case outlined
Stirling Station redevelopment took a major step forward last week as the ScotRail Alliance, in partnership with Stirling Council, submitted a business case to Transport Scotland outlining its plans for the station’s new look.
• The primary aim is to create a new public realm space in front of the station, significantly reducing vehicular traffic. This will enhance links between the station, city centre and bus station in support of the wider city centre plan. The project will also showcase the investment in urban realm improvements in the city centre.
• Improvement to station facilities will also be progressed, including enhanced cycle parking coordinated with the existing cycle hub, retail options and a new sleeper service guest lounge.
Costs of the redevelopment, if rubber-stamped, will be met by funds from the ScotRail Alliance, Stirling Council and the Scottish Stations Fund. The collaborative working is important and will ensure the delivery of the upgraded station complex for Stirling.
A similar process is already delivering a revamped and modernised station layout for Inverness, with the recent announcement of the design company who’ll produce the new look for the Highland capital’s station.
The ScotRail Alliance’s project lead Peter O’Connell said: “We’ve submitted a detailed plan for Stirling Station’s redevelopment work which I believe is in keeping with the plans that Stirling Council has for the ongoing development of the city centre, particularly in ‘fixing the link’ between the station, city centre and bus station.
“With new electric train services coming to Stirling, we want customers boarding and alighting trains to do so from an up-to-date station.”
Electrification of the Stirling-Dunblane-Alloa rail lines is underway, with ongoing upgrades to track and station facilities taking place to accommodate new electric train services which will serve these central belt stations.
For further information please contact the ScotRail Alliance communications team on 0141 555 4105/4737 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org