WORK to upgrade an "ageing" piece of Clydebank train track has now been completed following a £1million revamp.

Network Rail says the line improvements - which closed Dalmuir train station for four days - cost around £1million.

It’s all part of efforts to drive down delays and keep services running efficiently for passengers travelling on services through the station.

Kevin Haddow, project manager at Network Rail, praised his hardworking team for keeping disruption to a minimum during the replacement of the track through the 127-year-old Dalmuir twin tunnels.

Clydebank Post: The work cost £1mThe work cost £1m (Image: Supplied)

Clydebank Post: During the work, ScotRail diverted some services via Singer and AnnieslandDuring the work, ScotRail diverted some services via Singer and Anniesland (Image: Supplied)

He said: "Our team of engineers have been working around the clock to deliver this project safely and efficiently.

"Their work will improve the long-term reliability of the line. 

“We are pleased that the works have been completed on time and within budget, and we'd like to thank passengers and residents for their patience during the project.”

The closure - between Friday, September 22 to Monday, September 26 - allowed engineers to combine three projects and deliver the work more efficiently while limiting the time needed to close the railway.

As well as the track at the tunnels, works on the renewal of switches and crossings to the east of the station and the installation of new brackets to support rails on platform five were also completed.

Funding for the project came from the Scottish Government’s ongoing investment in Scotland’s Railway and Clydebank's MSP Martin Docherty-Hughes visited engineers on the first day of work.