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Station redevelopment plans approved

An artist’s impression of the redeveloped Queen Street Station

Scottish ministers have given formal approval to major redevelopment works at Glasgow’s Queen Street Station.

The approval of the Transport and Works Scotland (TAWS) Order, submitted by Network Rail, triggers the latest phase of the programme to improve the station.

The main provisions of the order enable Network Rail to carry out enhancements to accommodate longer trains and growing passenger numbers.

Once complete, the station will deliver a new transport facility, an expanded concourse with improved access, enhanced passenger facilities, increased capacity and longer platforms.

Humza Yousaf, minister for transport and the islands commented, “The Scottish Government is delivering the most ambitious programme of rail investment ever seen in Scotland, committing over £5 billion across the current funding period. Approval of this TAWS Order allows Network Rail to undertake significant enhancements to Glasgow Queen Street Station.

“This continued investment in our key rail hubs will not only accommodate longer trains and the future growth in passenger numbers, it will also improve the overall service experience. Coupled with new longer, faster, greener Class 385 trains coming later this year and a full fleet refurbishment, we are doing what we can now to deliver a Scottish rail industry for the future, one which encourages even more people opt to get out their cars and onto trains.”

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