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March 31 2017

Queen Street Station redevelopment on schedule
Network Rail have been granted permission to press ahead with a major facelift of Queen Street Station to accommodate projected growth in passenger numbers.

The scheme, drawn up by BDP, will entail demolition of the present concourse and its replacement by a new expanded platform area extending out to George Square via a 500m glass facade, creating the necessary space for a new fleet of longer Class 385 carriages.

Humza Yousaf, minister for transport and the islands commented: ”This continued investment in our key rail hubs will not only accommodate longer trains and the future growth in passenger numbers, it will also improve the overall service experience.”

The £112m project is expected to complete in 2019, helping to meet projected growth in passenger numbers from 20m today to 28m by 2030.

10 Comments

ron
#1 Posted by ron on 31 Mar 2017 at 13:49 PM
Well if Humza Useless says its on schedule then it must be true
Peter Lyons-Lewis
#2 Posted by Peter Lyons-Lewis on 31 Mar 2017 at 22:06 PM
Where is the pre-moderation on the first comment? The claimed pre-moderation appears to be absent or ineffective.
Yaldy
#3 Posted by Yaldy on 1 Apr 2017 at 13:19 PM
We're allowed to mock politicians mate.
Pawel MacPoof
#4 Posted by Pawel MacPoof on 2 Apr 2017 at 01:04 AM
i wish there was dimensions to compare and contrast with, which suggests its rather small.
#1 is correct, but to be fair its not really his fault.
Billy
#5 Posted by Billy on 2 Apr 2017 at 12:30 PM
Will be a big improvement on what's there giving more choice of shops and more space for commuters. Looks spacious and the large windows giving views to the Square will help with this and make the station more inviting.
Paul Sweeney
#6 Posted by Paul Sweeney on 3 Apr 2017 at 00:31 AM
I much preferred the more elegant Paul Stallan design which continued the train shed out to the Queen Street junction. This looks like Maryhill Tesco - a rather forgettable design.

I also think the redevelopment is a great opportunity to recover the former St Enoch Station clock from its anonymous location at the Antonine Centre in Cumbernauld and install it on the Victorian train shed at Queen Street in a similar manner to Liverpool Lime Street and St. Pancras. It would be a really nice touch: https://stv.tv/news/west-central/23476-st-enoch-clock/
Tony Allison
#7 Posted by Tony Allison on 3 Apr 2017 at 09:36 AM
Well done on the Scottish Government on investing in Scotland's infrastructure time and time again. More a pity we are playing catch-up after years of mismanagement.
The Bairn
#8 Posted by The Bairn on 3 Apr 2017 at 10:09 AM
#5 its a train station not a shopping mall...unless you think two Greggs are better than one...greater capacity and increased comfort for commuters are priority I hope!!
I'm sure BDP will do a fine job.
Billy
#9 Posted by Billy on 3 Apr 2017 at 14:19 PM
I have seen the plans and there should be plenty of room for passengers waiting on their trains and a few shops for those looking for something for the train. There is another level above the concourse which is not shown here. Most stations today whether they be bus, train or airport offer commuters these facilities. It's nice to have choice whilst you wait. You just never know if a train will be running late.
Neil
#10 Posted by Neil on 3 Apr 2017 at 16:21 PM
I think I am right in saying this project did not have to go through the Planning process (i.e. no statutory consultation was required), as National Rail developments are exempt from scrutiny. Hopefully the quality of the development including interaction with street, public realm design, materially, entrances, signage etc stands up, as there's no accountability here (other than to the architect/developer)

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