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Work resumes on Glasgow Airport Rail Link

Glasgow Airport will move one step closer to its hotly anticipated new rail routes

Glasgow Airport will move one step closer to its hotly anticipated new rail routes when work gets underway on the latest phase of the project at the end of this month.

Network Rail will begin an overhaul and remodelling of the overhead structures on the track to prepare for the Glasgow Airport Rail Link on August 31st.

Once operational, the new services will provide passengers in the west of Scotland access to cheap flights from Glasgow Airport.

However, commuters between Paisley Gilmour Street and Glasgow Central are likely to suffer delays every Sunday between August 31st and October 19th while the engineering work takes place.

David Simpson, Network Rail route director for Scotland, insisted that every effort would be made to minimise disruption.

He said: "These works are pivotal to the future development of the line between Glasgow Central and Paisley Gilmour Street and the plans to provide a link to the airport.

"We are conscious of the impact they will have on some rail users and line-side neighbours and we are working hard to complete this project as quickly and efficiently as possible."

Glasgow Airport was recently earmarked as the most likely BAA-owned airport to be sold as part of a break up by the airport regulator.

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