Barrhead to Larkfield to East Kilbride enhancement: EIR release

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004

Information requested

Geotechnical reports are mentioned in the above referenced letter between the Transport Minister Graeme Dey MSP and Collette Stevenson MSP. The following was quoted

“The geotechnical conditions between Busby and Hairmyres are challenging, and double-tracking would require significant earthworks to be undertaken, carrying a high degree of risk”.

I'm making an FOI request to receive copies of the reports that outline this statement please?


Attached is a copy of Network Rail’s Project Earthworks Philosophy report dated August 2021. The purpose of this report was to set out the proposed earthworks philosophy for exploring the option of double tracking the section of the Barrhead to Larkfield to East Kilbride project.

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