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Glasgow Queen Street goes for gold

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Glasgow Queen Street station is undergoing a £120 million rebuild that will deliver:

  • A contemporary building both internally and externally;
  • An expanded concourse;
  • Improved, fully accessible, entrances on Dundas Street and George Square;
  • New station facilities including accessible toilets, lost property and ticket office as well as space for retail;
  • Extended platforms to accommodate longer trains of up to eight carriages.

Work to transform Scotland’s third-busiest station commenced in October 2017, with Network Rail, main contractor Balfour Beatty and a host of subcontractors working around-the-clock to complete the work without closing the station to passengers or services.

More than 14,000 tons of material – 94 percent of which was recycled – had to be removed from the site as engineers demolished redundant 1970s buildings in front of the station to clear the way for the redevelopment

Since December 2018, the steel frame of the iconic new station building has been under construction, with engineers completing the installation of 310 glass panels on the new station frontage in September 2019.

Once complete, in spring 2020, the redevelopment will revitalise the station, delivering a contemporary building with an expanded concourse almost double the size of the old station and with fully accessible entrances on Dundas Street and George Square.

One of the most noticeable changes will be the ‘gold’ cladding that will transform the look of the building.  This is now being fitted and Network Rail has released a number of photographs of the work in progress:

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