MILNGAVIE train station will receive a £5m investment to help with performance and allow trains to run on time.

Network Rail say they will carry out a 5-month programme with minimal disruption, closing only in the weekends of late Autumn. Improvements will see the length of both platforms increase from 141m to 205m.

Working mostly at night, 25m of new platform will be added and 39m of unused platform will be reintroduced. The added length will improve efficiency by allowing trains more time between arrival and departure.

Kevin McClelland, Network Rail route delivery director for capital delivery said: “The investment we are making is key to improving the resilience and reliability of a significant route on central Scotland’s railway and in doing so will deliver improvements in the service we offer to passengers.

“This programme of activity will involve engineers working day and night. We appreciate the impact this may have at times on those living closest to the station and thank them for their patience while we carry out this important work.

“We will deliver the project as quickly and efficiently as possible and keep disruption to a minimum for both those who use the station and the nearby residents.”

To support improvements 32 car parking spaces will be out of use during the project. The extended platforms will be commissioned in time for the December 2020 timetable change.