£112 million tender has been issued to rebuild Glasgow Queen Street railway station.
Currently Scotland’s third busiest station, with 20 million passengers a year, the station off George Square in the city centre needs to expand to meet predicted growth to 28 million passengers by 2030.
The station’s platforms and concourse also need extended to accommodate the longer electric trains being introduced as part of the £742m Edinburgh-Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP).
Due for completion in 2019, the redevelopment will include the demolition of the Millennium Hotel’s 1970s extension above the station and the demolition of Consort House. The canopy over the footway in Dundas Street will also be removed and the station concourse redeveloped. The south and west façades will also be revamped and the entrances at Dundas Street and George Square improved. Platforms will be extended to accommodate eight-car trains.
Phil Verster, managing director of the ScotRail Alliance, said: “This is another tremendously exciting step forward in our plans to transform Scotland’s railway. Scotland’s railway is about more than running metal boxes up and down the tracks.”