Glasgow Queen Street tunnel reopens after £60m revamp

THE rail tunnel at Glasgow Queen Street has reopened after being closed for 20 weeks during improvement works.

Glasgow's Queen Street station reopens after refurbishment. Picture: John Devlin

The tunnel closure was part of a wider project to revamp Queen Street and allow longer, faster trains to run from the station.

During the works, trains to Stirling, Edinburgh and Aberdeen were diverted to low-­level platforms or Glasgow Central.

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The £60 million revamp of the tunnel has been completed a day earlier than originally planned.

As part of the scheme, Broxburn-based diamond drilling specialist Corecut said it had carried out its £1.25m project to remove 10,000 tonnes of existing concrete and help lay the foundations for new slabs six days ahead of schedule.

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