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Balfour Beatty starts Glasgow station works

31 Mar 17 Balfour Beatty begins work next week on a £16m enabling works contract at Glasgow Queen Street station.

Glasgow Queen Street station
Glasgow Queen Street station

As part of the station’s redevelopment, Balfour Beatty will carry out enabling works ahead of platform 1 being lengthened to accommodate four-carriage trains.

To enable the platform extension, a staff accommodation block currently located on platforms 1 and 2 needs to be demolished and facilities relocated.

The facilities within this block will be relocated to a new staff building to allow the demolition. Balfour Beatty will build a new staff building on the North Hanover Street side of the station in April, with completion due in spring 2018.

The work is part of the Edinburgh-Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP), delivering a rolling programme of rail electrification across the central belt. So far, EGIP has completed the £80m electrification of the Cumbernauld line, the £25m redevelopment of Edinburgh’s Haymarket station and the £41m Edinburgh Gateway train-tram interchange.

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