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Queen Street Station in line for £120m re-build

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January 27 2014

Queen Street Station in line for £120m re-build
Transport Scotland has announced that a planned £49m expansion of Glasgow’s Queen Street Station will be more ambitious than first thought, after it published the final business case for the £741m Edinburgh – Glasgow Rail Improvement Programme (EGIP).

Notably this will more than double the money allocated to £120m in order to fund a complete rebuild of the transport hub, including a full track re-model.

EGIP will see electrification of the main line connecting Glasgow to Edinburgh through Falkirk by Morgan Sindall and Costain, alongside an upgrade of station infrastructure to shorten journey times and improve capacity.

Transport minister Keith Brown said: “Since I announced the first phase of  EGIP In July 2012 we have further developed  the original scope to include an even greater transformation of Glasgow Queen Street station and I am pleased to announce the publication of the EGIP Business Case which takes that into account.”

Network Rail is currently preparing outline plans for the scheme, including how the station can be better integrated with Buchanan Galleries, which will be published next month.

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