Trains on a busy Glasgow line are set to be off for a weekend next month as part of major works.

Network Rail has said passengers should 'plan ahead' as no trains will run on the East Kilbride to Glasgow route from 12.20am on Friday, July 19 until 5.30am on Monday, July 22.

The travel firm has said the line will be closed to allow engineers to work 'around the clock' to support electrification work on the route.

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During the closure, replacement bus services will be running for travellers instead.

Stephen McCall, Network Rail senior programme manager, said: “The three days of continuous works allow the delivery of several engineering elements at the same time, some of which can only be done when trains are not running, such as relocation of the trackside signalling equipment and the associated testing of this.

“We do appreciate the impact this activity will have on passengers and those living closest to the railway and we thank them for their continued patience.”

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As part of the electrification work, Network Rail and contractors SPL Powerlines, Story, AmcoGiffen, Siemens and QTS are delivering a range of activities including installing the remaining steel pile foundations between Busby and Thornliebank.

On top of that, overhead masts are being installed at Busby Viaduct near Overlee Park and will continue throughout July before similar work begins along other parts of the route later in the year.

Meanwhile, trackside cabinets that power signalling equipment are being moved closer to the new Hairmyres station site and several metres of new cabling is being installed.