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Queen Street Station revamp gets go-ahead

Scottish Ministers have approved a major redevelopment of Glasgow’s Queen Street Station.

It will mean improved access to an expanded concourse, improvements to passenger facilities, increased capacity and longer platforms.

Transport minister Humza Yousaf welcomed the Transport and Works Scotland (TAWS) Order enabling Network Rail to start work on the project.

“The Scottish Government is delivering the most ambitious programme of rail investment ever seen in Scotland, committing over £5 billion across the current funding period.

“Approval of this TAWS Order allows Network Rail to undertake significant enhancements to Glasgow Queen Street Station.

“Coupled with new longer, faster, greener Class 385 trains coming later this year and a full fleet refurbishment, we are doing what we can now to deliver a Scottish rail industry for the future, one which encourages even more people opt to get out their cars and onto trains.”

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