£5m Milngavie investment is platform for rail improvement

Milngavie railway stationNetwork Rail will shortly begin a programme of work at Milngavie station to extend the platforms in an investment that will deliver greater operational flexibility on the line.

The work represents an investment of over £5m in the infrastructure, which will help improve performance.

Both platforms at the the station will be extended from 141m each in length to 205m by reintroducing 39m of unused platform and adding 25m of new platform at the south side of the station.

The platform work is not to operate longer trains to/from Milngavie station. Adding additional length to the platforms is crucial to enable the ‘stabling’ of trains and to allow some trains to have more time between arrival and departure. This helps to maintain the timetable and offer a more efficient and better performing service.

Read more on the Network Rail website.

‘People risking lives’ at Devil’s Pulpit beauty spot

Public access to a beauty spot has been temporarily blocked amid safety concerns.

Finnich Glen – also known as the Devil’s Pulpit – has been used for scenes in TV series Outlander and The Nest, and the film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

Read it on the BBC News website.

Double yellow lines close to Finnich Glen/Devil’s Pulpit

Proposed double yellow lines (no parking at any time) from Stirling Council at roads surrounding Finnich Glen/Devil’s Pulpit, on the A809 and B834. If you have any comments on this, please can you send them to William Collins, Traffic Management Officer at Stirling Council at collinsw@stirling.gov.uk

 

Clap For Our Carers again tonight at 8pm

Clap For Our CarersTonight will see Killearn and the rest of the UK come together once again as part of the Clap For Our Carers campaign, recognising the efforts of the NHS workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic every day.

Clap For Our Carers is now taking place on a weekly basis. So let’s all join in make it even bigger than last week!

Notice from Killearn Co-Op : 23-Mar-2020

Notice from Peter at the Co-op at Killearn – Posted on Killearn For All

“There are 2 messages, please. can everyone pass on…👍

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The 8 am – 9 am slot has been marked for elderly / carers / key workers – Please respect that slot and allow those most in need to have space to shop.
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When the delivery lorries come – he is looking to close the shop to give staff the time to offload from lorry and stock shelves with fresh meat / produce – deliveries come at random times – so closures could be at short notice – please be patient”

Notice from Killearn Garage : 23-Mar-2020

Notice from Killearn Garage – Posted on Killearn For All

“WITH THE SITUATION ESCALATING CAN WE PLEASE ASK THE FOLLOWING:

Do not enter the office
Post keys through the office letterbox
If you wish to communicate about your vehicle please telephone
We would prefer payments via telephone by card
If you are paying at garage we ask you to wear disposable (latex) gloves which we will provide

We are responsible for many NHS workers cars and will try to stay open given parts being available and our ability to stick to NHS guidelines.
Crazy times,all the best to you all

Iain, Simon and Paul”

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Killearn Pharmacy, temporary opening times : 19-Mar-2020

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Killearn Pharmacy is only opening between:

12.00pm – 2.00pm
5.00pm – 6.00pm

Please be assured that this is a TEMPORARY change and they, hope to resume normal opening hours within the next day or so.

Please follow them at www.facebook.com/KillearnPharmacy/ to keep up-to-date.

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We have a new look! What do you think?

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