Station transformation in Glasgow
Queen St prepares for long-awaited facelift
Rail commuters will face some disruption to their routine when the next phase of work begins on transforming Glasgow’s Queen Street station.
From 6 August walking routes, entrances and exits will be affected, as will the nearby road network, bus stops and the taxi rank.
The station ticket office will move to the former Vale pub on Dundas Street and the George Square entrance to the station will close.
Hoardings will be erected on Dundas Street and West George Street where bus stops will be relocated and the taxi rank will close.
Rodger Querns, Network Rail programme director for Queen Street redevelopment said: “We are fully committed to carrying out these enhancements as quickly as possible and with the minimum of inconvenience for the city.
“We thank station users for their patience and co-operation as we deliver this important investment in their station.”
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.
The Railway Upgrade Plan is Network Rail’s investment plan for Britain’s railways. It makes up two-thirds of Network Rail’s £40 billion spending priorities for the five years to 2019 and represents the biggest sustained programme of rail modernisation since the Victoria era.
It is designed to provide more capacity, relieve crowding and respond to the growth Britain’s railways continue to experience.
Passenger numbers have doubled in the past 20 years and are set to double again over the next 25 years.
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