Dalmarnock Station re-opens following £12m Games revamp
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December 10 2013
The work, undertaken ahead of next year’s Commonwealth Games, saw a new entrance, ticket office, lifts and footbridge created at the east end halt, the closest on the rail network to key venues such as the Emirates Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Celtic Park and Athletes’ Village.
Interiors of the Victorian station have been given a 21st century makeover of galvanised steel and acid etched concrete whilst a skin of translucent cast glass is used externally to contrast with retained sandstone and brickwork.
Cutting a striking geometric presence the scheme incorporates a roofscape of folded parallel planes, drawing the eye to entry and exit points.
Unveiling the new stop deputy first minister Nicola Sturgeon said of the new stop: "This station will play host to visitors from all corners of the world and possibly some of the best known sports stars on the planet. It is hugely exciting to see it complete and know what lies ahead.
"The Games is much more than medals - it's a catalyst for regeneration, innovation and for sustainable economic growth and the refurbishment of Dalmarnock Station demonstrates this.”
Photography by Andrew Lee.
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