Constructing Station Car Park, 2003

Some modern history for you all today. Who remembers Blantyre Station car park being constructed? Rob Gordon has kindly shared these pictures which were taken (he thinks) in September 2003. This is of course Blantyre Station entrance and carpark, being upgraded for all the current car parking spaces and turning circle it has now.

Twenty years ago this year contractors put in sheet piling to retain the embankment at the entrance road, with the whole site being fenced off. I vaguely recall having to get off the train and go back over the bridge, out the opposite entrance then double back on Station Road to go back home, with one side of the station exits being closed off during this work. Does anybody remember who the contractors were?

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