£28.5m Dundee railway station completes
July 10 2018
Passengers have been given their first taste of a new look Dundee railway station following completion of the £38m build by Balfour Beatty.
Over the past 32 months contractors have been rebuilding the transport hub from the concourse up with a new ticket office, café and shop with a 120-bed Sleeperz hotel occupying the three upper levels.
Joe FitzPatrick, minister for public health and sport commented: “The revitalised Dundee Station creates a gateway to the city and is an excellent example of how the industry can work in partnership with the public and private sector to deliver to wider regeneration goals. It is also delivering additional benefits through significantly increased cycle facilities, providing cycling capability to all parts of the Waterfront Development.
“The investment in this station is just one part of our efforts to build the best railway Scotland has ever had. We look forward to the delivering more services and more seats in the north east making rail travel even easier, bringing with that benefits for communities, business and tourism alike.”
Designed by Jacobs and Nicoll Russell Studios the station has been conceived as a gateway to the city and waterfront with the buildings 2,600 ton weight resting on 188 piles to elevate the structure above the tracks.
This work was further complicated by the need to maintain operations of the railway below throughout.
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