Queen Street Station development plans unveiled
February 25 2014£120m redevelopment of Glasgow’s Queen Street Station, ahead of the projects official launch in George Square later today.
Leaflets are being handed out to commuters informing them of the proposals, part of an effort to obtain feedback for a public consultation - which also opens today.
Prepared by Building Design Partnership on behalf of Network Rail the plans outline extension of existing platforms to accommodate nine car trains and the creation of a new public entrance facing George Square whilst an extension to the east will provide new retail and station facilities.
An upper level pedestrian footbridge will connect to the Buchanan Galleries from both Dundas Street and Cathedral Street, linked by escalators to the main concourse – which will double in size.
David Dickson, Network Rail's acting route managing director for Scotland, said: “We want to hear what passengers think of this exciting new vision for the future of Queen Street - a vision of a station which better serves passengers and Glasgow and creates a landmark development in this iconic location.
“As well as overhauling rail infrastructure and operational capabilities, redevelopment will transform passenger facilities #Glasgow. The consultation we are launching today is seeking the public’s views on an exciting vision for the future of Glasgow’s Queen Street station.”
Work is scheduled to get underway from 2016 for completion by 2019.
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