New images show what Glasgow Queen Street Station’s £120m facelift will look like

Passengers are being invited to take a virtual step inside a redeveloped Glasgow Queen Street Station as part of a £120m transformation that is currently ongoing and due to end in spring 2020.

Scotland’s third busiest station is undergoing massive changes as work attempts to create more seats for passengers as space is made for longer eight-carriage trains and platforms two to five are extended out towards George Square.

A new glass-fronted concourse, almost double the size of the existing space, is being built to accommodate the predicted increase in passenger numbers. The new concourse design is fully accessible with entrances on George Square, Dundas Street and North Hanover Street and is filled with natural daylight.

Network Rail say 75% of all demolition work is now complete meaning the project team will soon start work to strengthen the foundations to support the new and improved station structure. Redevelopment is predicted to be completed in just less than two years time but the station will remain open throughout the build.

Jenna Clark, Network Rail project manager, said:  “Using these latest computer generated images, passengers at Glasgow Queen Street and the surrounding community can start to visualise how much bigger and brighter their improved station will be. The transformed Glasgow Queen Street is a modern building that has been carefully designed for the needs of today’s rail passengers but the Victorian train shed roof remains a key part of the structure and will be visible throughout the enhanced station.”

Glasgow Queen Street’s transformation started last year and work is also focused on demolishing redundant buildings in front of the station to create space to extend platforms and build a new concourse. Visible from the city's George Square, the Millennium Hotel's 1970's extension - that previously hid the station - has now been removed and the eight-story Consort House tower and connecting annex have been significantly deconstructed.

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