Falkirk High Station will undergo major improvement work over the coming weeks thanks to national and local government funding.
As part of the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP), Network Rail will carry out mining remediation at the site in preparation for the extension of the station’s platforms.
Meanwhile, Falkirk Council, having secured £446,000 from the government’s Scottish Stations Fund, is contributing £531,000 towards the construction of a new car park in Slamannan Road to serve the station.
Work begins on the EGIP project on Sunday and will continue over the next two months as engineers address the presence of the old mining works within the railway corridor. This will be followed by a four-month programme to construct the extended platforms.
The car park construction will start early next year and will be completed by summer.
Councillor Craig R. Martin said: “The car park has been a long time coming and it will make life a lot easier for commuters.”