Landmark Dundee railway project complete

CONSTRUCTION work has been completed at the £28.5 million Dundee Railway Station.

The station forms part of Dundee City Council’s regeneration programme and has been tipped to act as a “gateway” to the city.

Main contractor Balfour Beatty erected a 2600 tonne steel frame with another 500 tonnes of metal bridge beams as part of the challenging project. The contractor’s team worked through the night to help ensure minimal disruption during the process.

Hector MacAulay, managing director of Balfour Beatty’s regional business in Scotland and Ireland said, “The completion of the new railway station and hotel marks a significant milestone in the exciting regeneration of Dundee. At project outset, we committed to making a real and sustainable contribution to the local economy and have worked closely with the council to generate 58 local employment opportunities and 10 apprenticeship positions, with 100% of local applicants guaranteed an interview.”

Joe FitzPatrick, the Scottish Government’s Minister for Public Health and Sport added, “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.”