Jackie Baillie MSP has welcomed the news that Network Rail has now completed work to replace failing axle counters at Craigendoran, following her intervention. Local people had complained about the delays and cancellations on the local rail lines to and from Helensburgh.
Network Rail has confirmed that a new dual train detection system has been installed. This new system allows the signaller to switch systems so that they can continue to signal services and keep trains running until the fault has been rectified. Originally Network Rail had advised that this work would be delivered in either Year 2 or Year 3 of the control period, however it has now been completed early.
Commenting on the announcement Jackie Baillie MSP for Dumbarton, Vale of Leven, Helensburgh & Lomond said:
“I am delighted that Network Rail has now confirmed that a solution to the problem with the axle counters at Craigendoran has now been installed.
“The problem was first raised with me back in 2018 by local constituents who were frustrated and rightly, sick of late running and cancelled trains caused by the outdated equipment.
“I know local passengers will be delighted to hear that the axel counters will now no longer be causing any delays to their journeys.”