Friday 28 Jul 2017
Next phase of Glasgow Queen Street station redevelopment gets underway
Work will begin on the next phase of redevelopment of Glasgow’s Queen Street station on Sunday 6th August.
Although customer journeys should not in general be disrupted by the work, those using the station and the surrounding roads will see some changes to walking routes and entrances/exits. This will include changes to the road network, bus stops and services, and taxi rank.
To enable the work to be carried out safely and efficiently, the station ticket office will move to the former Vale pub on Dundas Street and the George Square entrance to the station will close. Additionally, 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:
“Securing the powers provided by the Transport and Works Scotland (TAWS) Act process has enabled us to take forward the next phase of the redevelopment of Queen Street station.
“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.”
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 http://bit.ly/2eQF9QY
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