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Network Rail appoints Arup to pen Waverley Station masterplan

August 14 2018

Network Rail appoints Arup to pen Waverley Station masterplan

Network Rail has named Arup as lead consultant in a process which will lead to the creation of a new masterplan for Edinburgh’s Waverley Station to accommodate an anticipated doubling in footfall from 24m today to 40m by 2024

To be drawn up in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council the document will set out how the station should develop to accommodate anticipated growth in passenger numbers while taking into account current and planned developments such as New Waverley and Waverley Mall.

Arup will lead a team comprising Grimshaw and Allan Murray Architects as well as JLL, Gardiner & Theobald, Jura Consultants and Streets UK. Together they will publish a set of recommendations by mid-2019 for the next phase of the stations development.

Elliot Wishlade, project director for Arup said: “The Arup team is delighted to be working with the masterplan steering group to create a vision and a plan which not only meets future travel needs but creates new and exciting facilities, spaces and infrastructure that will make this part of the city work better and be more enjoyable for everyone.”

Network Rail has already carried out a series of platform extensions to accommodate next generation rolling stock as part of the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme.


#1 Posted by Yaldy on 14 Aug 2018 at 13:58 PM
24m to 40m increase in 6 years?! Is that a genuine working predication? What is driving that growth?
#2 Posted by UR on 14 Aug 2018 at 14:17 PM
EGIP calculate that the addition of two new platforms will accommodate passenger growth on lines to the south. Longer, higher frequency, trains to the west should boost Glasgow numbers.

Passenger numbers have doubled from 10m over the past decade.
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#3 Posted by Walt Disney on 14 Aug 2018 at 14:45 PM
I'm sure that the worthies at Scotrail will know what they are talking about...however as someone who uses Waverley daily and is invariably held up by the Haymarket tunnel choke point, I fail to see how they plan to increase capacity so much at Waverley whilst maintaining the existing tunnel system.
#4 Posted by Yaldy on 14 Aug 2018 at 15:00 PM
Very interesting, thanks UR. I'm stunned
#5 Posted by Anon on 15 Aug 2018 at 14:16 PM
Good to see AMA getting some work in the city centre of Edinburgh after all these years.

Oh. Wait....
#6 Posted by JohnMF on 17 Aug 2018 at 09:47 AM
I look in vain for the improvements to modal change, i.e. change from inter-urban train to urban transport - bus, taxi - to enable travellers to travel the last mile or two. Edinburgh is the destination, not Waverley.

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