Waverley Steps revamp unveiled
January 30 2012
Three banks of double escalators have been installed as part of the rebuild, sheltered beneath a steel and glass canopy, to spare rail travellers the tortuous climb.
David Simpson, Network Rail route managing director for Scotland, said: “The new steps will vastly improve access to the station for passengers, especially less mobile travellers. The refurbishment has delivered a modern gateway to one of the country’s oldest stations which is also sensitive to the heritage and history of the building and those around it.”
This isn’t the end of the story however, plans are in train for an additional two passenger lifts to whisk passengers between the adjacent Princes Street mall and the Station below.
The station roof will also be re-glazed alongside further improvements to platforms and entrances.
Waverley Steps work was carried out by main contractor Morgan Sindall to designs by Jefferson Sheard Architects.
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