Work to demolish a railway bridge in Glasgow's Southside will begin this weekend.

As part of the Barrhead to Glasgow electrification project, the bridge on Nithsdale Road will be taken down over two consecutive weekends from August 6 to 8 and August 13 to 15.

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The works are part of a wider plan to decarbonise passenger services on Scotland’s railway by 2035.

Network Rail has said that a crane and lorries will be used for 'round the clock' activity to remove materials.

The bridge will be raised and re-decked to create the room required to install overhead powerlines beneath the structure.

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Pedestrian access over the railway will be provided on the nearby footbridge between Moray Place and Darnley Road, with temporary ramps fitted to allow step-free access.

Rachael Melody, Senior Sponsor, said “This work is an essential part of the electrification programme that will create a more reliable and greener railway for our passengers and lineside neighbours.

“The weekend closures of this rail line will allow us to complete the works safely and efficiently, and while disruption is expected, we fully appreciate the patience and support of the community during this time.”

Members of the public can get more information by emailing or calling the Network Rail helpline on 03457 11 41 41.