RAIL passengers are being reminded that the Barrhead to Glasgow line will be closed for six weeks.

We previously reported that the railway line is set to be closed from Saturday, June 24, until Friday, August 4.

It will be shut to allow engineers to deliver key upgrades to prepare it for electrification.

Rail workers will install overhead power lines during the closure and carry out platform works at Kennishead, Prisethill & Darnley, Nitshill, and Barrhead stations.

While at Nitshill, the existing station footbridge will also be removed and replaced with a new ramp to platform two to provide step-free access.

Paul Reilly, Network Rail’s senior programme manager, said: “This major investment in Scotland’s Railway will play a vital part in creating more sustainable, greener railway for customers.

“Closing the railway for an extended period is never an easy decision to take, however, it does mean we can get this complex work done more quickly and with less long-term disruption of passengers.

“We appreciate the inconvenience this work will cause customers and those living closest to the railway.

“I want to thank people for their continued patience as we complete a project that will transform the railway environment and the passenger experience.”

To help minimise disruption during the closure, ScotRail will be operating replacement buses between Kilmarnock and Glasgow.

In addition to the replacement bus service, there will also be reduced services to/from Glasgow to Crossmyloof and Pollokshaws West stations.

David Simpson, ScotRail service delivery director, said: “We know that the works will be an inconvenience to customers but we are doing everything we can to keep people moving.

“People should plan ahead, taking alternative routes to and from Glasgow, or using our replacement bus services.

“And please check our social media channels, website, and app for up-to-date information on how to complete your journey.

“This is an exciting project for Scotland’s Railway, and we are delighted to see more of the network being electrified as we continue our journey to net zero.”