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SP Energy Networks connecting Kilwinning commuters


Major work at one of Ayrshire’s busiest railway stations will receive an energy boost this week when SP Energy Networks upgrades the electricity supply.

The work at Kilwinning Railway Station is part of the development by Network Rail to build a single bridge and three new lifts to serve all four platforms.

As well as the new lifts, which will ease access for elderly and disabled passengers, there will be new lighting and a CCTV system.  The station improvements therefore require the electricity capacity to be upgraded to meet the new demand.

Beginning on Thursday, October 18 and completing on Wednesday, October 31, the majority of the excavation work will be carried out during the school holidays, although it will require new traffic management around the station.

As a result, McGavin Way will be closed for a maximum of five hours, with residents in the cul-de-sac being notified individually. The work will be from 8am to 7pm Monday to Friday, with later start and finish times at the weekends in order for it to be completed as quickly as possible.

Lee McGeough, SP Energy Networks’ project co-ordinator for Ayrshire and Clyde South district, said: “The work we’re carrying out at Kilwinning station is being done on behalf of Network Rail. It is of high priority and will be done as quickly as possible.

“However if people are travelling by car they should give themselves more time to get to the station, particularly if they are coming from the A78 Stevenston area.

“We hope to keep disruption to a minimum and apologise for any inconvenience that might be caused.”

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