COMMUTERS travelling via Stirling Railway Station will see changes to the availability of facilities as part of a redevelopment project.

The customer lounge and accessible toilet on platform 2 will close on Monday, January 16, for refurbishment.

It will be fitted with new floors, walls and ceilings along with furniture to be installed in the lounge.

Accessible toilet facilities will still be available at platform 3, which will also be refurbished once the works across are complete.

There is more to come over the months ahead as well.

The wider redevelopment of the station will see the creation of a Cyclepoint with 150 additional cycle parking spaces and a small maintenance area with enhanced ebike offering on the station forecourt.

A pedestrianised plaza will also also be created o improve the environment, along with the refurbishment of the entrance canopy.

The current station forecourt will be pedestrianised as well, replacing the roundabout on Goosecroft Road with a T-junction and with a car park entrance created from Burghmuir Road.

Waterproofing works will take place on the existing bridge top deck in advance of the forecourt works.

Taxis will be relocated outwith the station area, managed by Stirling Council.

John MacDonald, ScotRail senior project manager, said: “Over the next couple of months, work on the redevelopment of Stirling station will see the refurbishment of the customer facilities on platform 2 and platform 3.

“We thank customers for their patience while this work to refurbish these facilities is completed.

“The wider station redevelopment is an exciting project which will modernise Stirling station by delivering a more people-focused entrance with safe pedestrian and cycle friendly areas.

“It will also help promote train travel as we continue with our commitment to delivering better more sustainable transport options.”