Friday 27 Jun 2008


Region & Route:
Scotland’s Railway: Scotland

Network Rail has appointed White Young Green to conduct detailed survey and design work for the planned upgrade at Edinburgh Waverley station.

The contract will involve evaluating the current state of the building and assessing the work needed.

The surveys will be conducted this year and White Young Green’s findings will allow Network Rail to finalise designs for the project.

The survey and design contract is the first element of the process to refurbish Waverley and it will be followed by the awarding of construction contracts.

Among the works under examination are the renewal of the existing glass station roof, the replacement of concourse and platform signage and the renewal of the concourse and platform surfaces.

Redundant buildings will also be removed as part of the project, heating, water, power and lighting systems improved and new lifts installed.

Ron McAulay, Director Scotland Network Rail, said: “Edinburgh Waverley is one of the busiest stations in the country and the first experience of Scotland for many tourists arriving into the city.

“The station has already benefited from a massive £150m, Transport Scotland funded, programme of investment in its tracks and rail infrastructure and we are now focusing on the fabric of the building, and its facilities for passengers, to bring them up to an equally high standard.”

White Young Green is an experienced provider of design and survey services to Network Rail in Scotland, having previously worked with the company on projects across the country.

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