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£41m Edinburgh Gateway Station unveiled

December 12 2016

£41m Edinburgh Gateway Station unveiled
Network Rail have formally opened Edinburgh’s newest railway station, a tram-train interchange to the west of the city which will increase connectivity for passengers travelling from the north and Fife.

Edinburgh Gateway will offer direct access to the airport and has been delivered as part of the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme to electrify the line between both cities and increase capacity.

Phil Verster, managing director of the ScotRail Alliance, said: “Scotland’s railway is undergoing its biggest transformation since Victorian times as we work with the government to deliver the stations, tracks and trains needed to provide more seats and more services for our customers.

“Edinburgh Gateway will help to transform the way people use our network and access Edinburgh’s trams and airport.”

Taking the form of twin 265m-long platforms the IDP Architects designed station will be capable of handling 10-car trains with 1,500sq/m of concourse and circulation space, lifts and escalators facilitating entry and egress.


#1 Posted by basho on 12 Dec 2016 at 14:31 PM
Nice design, but God knows how this will work. The tram is often standing room only at this point. Quite how you're going to get all your suitcases for your hols in Costa Blanca on, with two kids, will be interesting to see.
dave the docker
#2 Posted by dave the docker on 13 Dec 2016 at 09:03 AM
IDP didn't design it neither did they design haymarket. they delivered it for the D&B contractor. you can tell by the watered down detailing. opportunities missed there....
Fat Bloke on Tour
#3 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 13 Dec 2016 at 11:40 AM
Have to question the value for money on this project?

£41mill is serious money and I don't think we are getting value for money on this. Better ways to spend the money on the network -- Glasgow Crossrail would be a good place to start.

Auld Reekie seems to have the magic touch when it comes to public sector investment. In fact I would suggest that city's booster club has a brass neck you couldn't mark with a blowtorch.

Please remember that public sector waste is organised theft from the working class.
Francesca Edge
#4 Posted by Francesca Edge on 13 Dec 2016 at 15:34 PM
IDP was not responsible for the design concept at Edinburgh Gateway. IDP was however employed as Architect for the detailed design and delivery of the project in partnership with Network Rail and Balfour Beatty during the construction stage.
IDP undertook the full design of Haymarket station from inception through to completion, working in partnership with Network Rail, First Scotrail and Morgan Sindall.
Same can be said for Edinburgh Park station. IDP won this commission through competition and were employed as project Architects from inception through to site completion, working in partnership with Network Rail, New Edinburgh Ltd and Raynesway Construction.
#5 Posted by pawelmacpoof on 22 Dec 2016 at 12:22 PM
I visited it to look, i think its badly desinged the. The two stations are themselves squashed with a large wide corridor connecting them. Things look out of proportion is what im getting and and perhaps a more skilled designer would make better use of space, and i would expect you want the space on the otherside of the barrier for safety reasons

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