MSP praises rail engineers at Old Kilpatrick as they battle through storms to replace vital infrastructure
MSP Gil Paterson has praised rail engineers in Old Kilpatrick for their efforts amid terrible weather.
The MSP for Clydebank and Milngavie visited Network Rail’s construction site at Roman Road on Friday February 21.
The rail infrastructure body is replacing the road bridge over the railway – a huge operation involving a 1,500 tonne crane lifting four tonne blocks.
Workers have been enduring Storm Ciara and Dennis while carrying out the vital works.
During the road disruption, Network Rail has organised a replacement shuttle bus for services that were to be cancelled.
Mr Paterson said: “I would like to thank Network Rail for all the great work they have been doing in Old Kilpatrick to improve this infrastructure.
“A huge credit must go to the engineers on the ground who have been battling through some horrendous weather to get this job done.
“On behalf of the community, I am grateful for the shuttle bus put on to replace would-be cancelled services amid these works.
“Up close, you can see this is a massive job with some colossal machinery and materials involved – so I left very impressed with the works.”