Fourth award for £120m Glasgow Queen Street Station project

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GLASGOW Queen Street Station has received its fourth award in 12 months following its £120 million transformation led by Balfour Beatty.

The latest gong came at the National Railway Heritage Awards 2022 (NRHA), where it received the Chairman’s Special Award presented by HRH the Duke of Gloucester.

It follows on from two Scottish Transport Awards in the autumn of 2022, where the redevelopment scooped the Excellence in Transport Design and Transport Project of the Year. The project also won the Station Excellence Award at the Rail Business Awards in the spring.

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The works took four years to deliver, with Network Rail, Transport Scotland, ScotRail, and Balfour Beatty working collaboratively to redevelop the station while it remained operational.

Alex Hynes, MD of Scotland’s Railway, said, “Since work completed at Glasgow Queen Street in the autumn of 2021, the response to the station has been remarkable. The striking building is a welcome addition to Glasgow’s dynamic cityscape and one that has been fully embraced by citizens and visitors alike.


“While the prime objective was to extend several platforms, the project delivered so much more than this. The innovative design showcases the station’s renowned heritage while at the same time, creates a 21-century travel hub that provides an enhanced experience for our passengers in every sense.

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“To receive this number of awards is a fitting tribute to a collaborative team, from architects, engineers and contractors to station colleagues – who successfully delivered this innovative project. I congratulate each and every one of them for their deserved recognition.

“The legacy of Queen Street is the pivotal role the station continues to play in helping Scotland’s Railway create a more sustainable future for passenger and freight services, and the communities they serve.”