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January 3, 2016

Tender issued for Scotland’s Glasgow Queen Street station transformation

A £112m tender has been issued to rebuild Queen Street railway station in Glasgow, Scotland.

By Lopamudra Roy

rail

A £112m tender has been issued to rebuild Queen Street railway station in Glasgow, Scotland.

The station currently sees 20 million passenger number a year . The expansion project is to meet the predicted growth of 28 million passengers annually by 2030.

The extension of the concourse and platforms of the station is a part of the project to facilitate operation of faster and longer electric trains that are scheduled to be introduced at the station as part of the £742m Edinburgh-Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP).

It will also include a redevelopment of the south and west façades, and reconstruction and extension of station buildings.

"We are all about using trains to connect people with jobs, businesses with customers and communities with more opportunities to grow and prosper."

The reconstruction will include the demolition of the Millennium Hotel’s 1970s extension and Consort House, as well as the replacement of the 1970s entrance.

It will also include a hotel extension with a 500m glass façade, new lighting, ticket office and staff accommodation block, and entrances at Dundas Street and George Square.

Scheduled to be completed by 2019, the project will be an important departure point for the north and east directions.

ScotRail Alliance managing director Phil Verster said: "We are confirming that one of our busiest and most important stations will also be transformed, making it larger and with much better facilities for our growing number of customers.

"Scotland’s railway is about more than running metal boxes up and down the tracks.

"We are all about using trains to connect people with jobs, businesses with customers and communities with more opportunities to grow and prosper."


Image: Glasgow Queen Street railway station expects to welcome 28 million annual passengers by 2030. Photo: courtesy of Network Rail.

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