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Accessibility improvements see Port Glasgow Station reopen for all

August 1 2023

Accessibility improvements see Port Glasgow Station reopen for all

Improvement works to Port Glasgow station have borne fruit with the completion of a new entrance and ramp approach from Princes Street by IDP Architects.

The step-free solution, funded by Access for All and delivered by main contractor Story, eases journeys for travellers laden with luggage or young children as well as those travelling by bike.

Fitted with new railings, lighting and CCTV the ramp will soon connect to a 25-tonne footbridge to extend step-free access to the west-bound platform and park-and-ride facility on Highholm Avenue through the use of elevators.

Councillor McCormick of Inverclyde Council said: "As well as the visual improvement compared with the existing bridge – something that will be removed at a later date, this new structure will have lifts at either side and links directly to the park-and-ride car park on Highholm Avenue to make it even easier for people to access the station and travel by rail."

Full completion is expected early next year.

Similar improvements are planned for Anniesland Station as part of the ongoing accessibility initiative.

1 Comment

#1 Posted by MiniLad on 2 Aug 2023 at 10:42 AM
This sums up public transport design in Scotland - Awful.

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