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ScotRail's award winning Robroyston station is celebrating its first anniversary.
The £14 million station, which scooped the Transport Team/Partnership of the Year prize at the recent Scottish Transport Awards, was officially opened on 16 December 2019 by Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity. Robroyston had an immediate impact when it opened, recording average customer journeys of 3,500 a week.
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ScotRail's Robroyston station project has landed a top award at the Scottish Transport Awards 2020.
The new £14 million station scooped the prestigious prize in the Transport Team/Partnership of the Year category.
Opened on 15 December 2019, Robroyston station forms part of ScotRail's commitment to reducing carbon emissions, offering a free park-and-ride facility to take cars off the road and ease congestion in Glasgow city centre.
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Robroyston: Robroyston was officially opened by Michael Matheson MSP on the 16th of December. The station features a 263 space car park close to the M80.
John Yellowlees 16/12/2019


Robroyston: The first train (the 0837 to Cumbernauld) arrives at Robroyston at 0836 on Sunday 15th December.
Colin McDonald 15/12/2019


Robroyston: Work began on 12th September 2018 to construct the new Robroyston railway station, which will serve a development of 1,600 homes in the area around the site. The design and build contract which marks the start of work, was awarded to AmcoGiffen. Located between Stepps and Springburn on the Glasgow to Cumbernauld line, the new station will include step free platform access, together with two car parks with a total of 258 spaces, offering a new 'park and ride' facility for people driving into Glasgow along the nearby M80. Clearance works at the site were completed beforehand with ground investigations underway. The station is expected to open in December 2019. (l-r) ScotRail Chief Operating Officer Angus Thom; Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity; Councillor Anna Richardson, City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction at Glasgow City Council and Alan Ross, Director Route Sponsorship for Network Rail Scotland at the site of the new Robroyston railway station.
ScotRail 12/09/2018

Robroyston station has been shortlisted for a top social and environmental impact award, just two months after the station opened to the public.

The new £14 million station has been shortlisted in the RICS Social Impact Awards Scotland on Thursday, 23 April 2020 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Edinburgh. The UK Grand Final takes place in London on Thursday, 24 September 2020.

The awards showcase world class examples of how infrastructure can have a direct positive social and environmental impact on society.
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Robroyston: The new Robroyston station showing its carpark, occupying part of the the former yard's site.
John Yellowlees 15/12/2019


Robroyston: The first train (the 0837 to Cumbernauld) arrives at Robroyston at 0836 on Sunday 15th December.
Colin McDonald 15/12/2019

The December timetable change saw Scotland getting its 358th railway station [ Robroyston ] and the reinstatement of a station platform that was removed in the late 1980s [ Dunbar - not quite, but close to the site of the removed platform].
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Robroyston: The first train (the 0837 to Cumbernauld) arrives at Robroyston at 0836 on Sunday 15th December.
Colin McDonald 15/12/2019


Dunbar: The second platform at Dunbar was officially opened today (17th). This is the view from the new platform.
John Yellowlees 17/12/2019

Extra trains to Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow will be run by ScotRail, LNER and TransPennine Express as part of timetable improvements from tomorrow. They will be introduced along with eight carriages on peak-hour ScotRail services on the Edinburgh-Glasgow main line, as previously reported. ScotRail will step up daily Aberdeen-Dyce-Inverurie services by up to two-thirds following track upgrading. Direct trains between Montrose and Inverurie will be increased from five to 28 a day. There will be more seats on two Edinburgh-bound trains on the Borders Railway. Extra seats will also be added to two daily services between Edinburgh and Fife, Edinburgh and Dunblane, and Glasgow and Lanark, and on three services on the Edinburgh-Glasgow line via Falkirk Grahamston, with a new station at Robroyston.
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Robroyston station has been over 15 months in the making and will be Glasgow's 60th railway station. A new station will open in the north of Glasgow in less than 48 hours. Robroyston railway station officially opens on Sunday with the first train stopping at 8.37am on its way to Edinburgh Waverley.
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Robroyston: EMU 385111 with an Edinburgh to Glasgow via Cumbernauld service speeds through the site of what will eventually become Robroyston station between Stepps and Springburn. The new station is currently scheduled to open during December 2019.
Colin McDonald 10/08/2019

ScotRail will deliver a boost for customers throughout the country, with more seats, more services, and a brand-new station as it introduces its new timetable.
Announcing the changes to the timetable from 15 December 2019, the rail operator has confirmed the opening of Robroyston station, additional services in the north east of the country, extra seats between Edinburgh and Glasgow, and more peak seats on key services.
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Robroyston: EMU 385111 with an Edinburgh to Glasgow via Cumbernauld service speeds through the site of what will eventually become Robroyston station between Stepps and Springburn. The new station is currently scheduled to open during December 2019.
Colin McDonald 10/08/2019

The changes, which include a new station at Robroyston in the north of Glasgow, take effect on 15 December.
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The new Robroyston train station is expected to open soon.
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Robroyston: EMU 385111 with an Edinburgh to Glasgow via Cumbernauld service speeds through the site of what will eventually become Robroyston station between Stepps and Springburn. The new station is currently scheduled to open during December 2019.
Colin McDonald 10/08/2019

Work will begin today (Wednesday 12 September) on the construction of the new Robroyston railway station, which will serve a development of 1,600 homes in the area around the site.
The design and build contract which marks the start of the work, has been awarded to AmcoGiffen.
Located between Stepps and Springburn on the Glasgow to Cumbernauld line, the new station will include step free platform access, together with two car parks with a total of 258 spaces, offering a new park and ride facility for people driving into Glasgow along the nearby M80.



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Robroyston: Glasgow-Aberdeen Express at Robroyston. C.R. 4-6-0 14655. Circa 1934.
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow //1934

A multi-million pound plan to build 1600 houses in the north of Glasgow could be axed because of a row over a proposed rail station.

Glasgow City Council has delayed its decision on giving planning permission in principle to the Stewart Milne development in Robroyston.

Scotland's largest local authority made the decision because of an objection, lodged by Network Rail, over plans to create a station, at nearby Millerston.

Network Rail has since dropped the objection - on the condition that the developer 'proves there is a need' for a new station in the area.

It is understood Stewart Milne has still to do this and will amend their planning proposal before the city council's Planning Applications Committee looks at it again, early next year.

As revealed by the Evening Times last year, developer Stewart Milne wants to build 1600 houses on 420 acres site in Robroyston straddling the M80.

Plans for the site include a hotel, shops, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, healthcare and community facilities, a motorway underpass, open space and the new rail station, with park-and-ride facilities.

The need for a rail station at the location had not been proven

The massive scheme will be three times the size of the Glasgow Harbour development.

A spokesman for Glasgow City Council said: 'The council's Planning Applications Committee of November 30 decided to reconsider a final decision on this project as members had concerns over an unresolved objection.

'It is hoped that the proposals will be considered again by the committee early in the New Year.'

In 2010, Stewart Milne applied for planning permission in principle, on former green belt land at Robroyston Road, and the application went before city councillors last month.

However, the Planning Applications Committee decided to 'reconsider' their final decision because of Network Rail's 'unresolved objection'.

The ambitious building project is expected to cost more than £100million.

Developers have also set aside £3m to expand Wallacewell Primary, to ensure it is big enough to accommodate the extra children on the roll.

A Network Rail spokesman said: 'We are always willing to examine proposals to expand the rail network, as long as they meet an indentified need and are supported by a business case and funding package.

'Network Rail initially objected to the developer's proposal on the basis that the need for a rail station at the location had not been proven.

'Planning conditions requiring the developer to properly assess the need for a station are proposed to be added to the consent, meaning that Network Rail has been able to withdraw its objection.'

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Robroyston: Glasgow-Aberdeen Express at Robroyston. C.R. 4-6-0 14655. Circa 1934.
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow //1934


Milton Junction [Glasgow]: The Warren Truss bridge carrying the G&G line over the M80 motorway between Balornock and Robroyston, Glasgow. Looking north on a quiet Sunday morning in April 2010.
John Furnevel 18/04/2010

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