A £100 million facelift for Queen Street gets underway ,with the new look railway station promised by 2019. Network Rail announced Balfour Beatty secured the £16m contract for the £100million refurbishment of the station.
The ticket office is set to open in the former Vale bar on Dundas Street, and you will no longer be able to access the station from the George Square entrance, with only Dundas Street and North Hanover Street entrances open.
Network Rail say: “During different phases of the redevelopment of Glasgow Queen Street station, there will be changes to the way people get to and through the station.
The contract, which supports Network Rail’s expansion scheme to accommodate increasing passenger numbers, will involve the demolition of platform buildings and the construction of a new operations building.
Works will take place ahead of platforms being lengthened to accommodate four-carriage trains.
Hector MacAulay, Balfour Beatty Managing Director for Scotland, said: “Following Balfour Beatty’s recent successful completion of the new Edinburgh Gateway railway station and our ongoing work for the Dundee Railway station and hotel, we are proud to continue our work with Network Rail to make Glasgow Queen Street Station a world class facility.
“The redevelopment of Glasgow Queen Street station will generate additional community benefit through our commitment to local employment and apprenticeships and will further support the region’s economy, creating opportunities for SMEs.”
The Queen Street Station redevelopment is part of the £742m Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme to upgrade the vital rail infrastructure linking Scotland’s two main cities and is expected to accommodate increased passenger capacity through the station from 20 million to 28m by 2030, and significantly reduce congestion.
Further information on changes to the surrounding roads and transport networks can be found at http://bit.ly/2vbI5hI
The redevelopment of Glasgow Queen Street station is part of the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) – a Scottish Government investment in the railway infrastructure across central Scotland being delivered by Network Rail.
A fly through of the transformed station can be viewed here
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Work will begin on the next phase of redevelopment of Glasgow’s Queen Street station on Sunday 6th August.