Glasgow Queen Street – Station Redevelopment - Major Works

Following securing the TAWS powers required to redevelop the station, work will begin on the next phase of redevelopment of Glasgow Queen Street on Sunday 6th August.

Although customer journeys should not in general be disrupted by the work, those using the station and the surrounding roads will see some changes to walking routes and entrances/exits. This will include changes to the road network, bus stops and services, and taxi rank.

To enable the work to be carried out safely and efficiently, the station ticket office will move to the former Vale pub on Dundas Street and the George Square entrance to the station will close. Additionally, hoardings will be erected on Dundas Street and West George Street where bus stops will be relocated and the taxi rank will close.

Site Set Up 3  Dundas

While we are fully committed to carrying out these enhancements as quickly as possible and with the minimum of inconvenience for the city, some disruption from work on this scale is unavoidable

We thank station users for their patience and co-operation as we deliver this important investment in their station

 

Information for Station users

Station

As the terminus station serving passengers from all across the country, Glasgow Queen Street station is a vital part of the city’s transport infrastructure and a redevelopment of this scale may cause some inconvenience for those using the station. 

During different phases of the redevelopment of Glasgow Queen Street station, there will be changes to the way people get to and through the station.  Changes will be clearly sign-posted within the station and customers will be encouraged to follow instructions from station staff. Information on this will be shared in advance via social media and in on-train messaging. 

Safe walking routes to station and platforms will be maintained at all times.

Passengers should be aware that some platforms may be narrower than they are used to during some phases of work.

The station Travel Office will be relocated for the duration of the construction works to a new location on lower Dundas Street which will be operational from Sunday 6 August until early 2020

The existing station entrance from/to Queen Street/George Square will be closed from August. Access to the station will be maintained via Dundas Street and North Hanover Street entrances.

Accessible entry/exit to the station will be maintained for those with restricted mobility via the existing station arrangements.  Lift access to the low level station will be maintained.

Impact on train services during the construction work will be minimal. Any short term closures/changes will be communicated in advance.

Cycle parking facilities will be maintained throughout the works.

 

Glasgow Queen Street Fly through

What this work looks like

  • Initial phases of the work will focus on soft strip of the interiors of Consort House and the Millennium Hotel extension to prepare ofr demolition

Site Set Up 2

  • Work will be ongoing in the station car park area to the east and includes demolition of existing structures
  • Electrification infrastructure for use within the station will be installed and energised
  • There will be work on all platforms but the most significant changes will be on 2, 3, 4 and 5 as they will be extended back into the station concourse towards West George Street.
  • There will be times when we have no choice but to close the station for an extended period (usually 29 or 54 hours) to carry out work efficiently, but primarily safely. This would happen over specific weekends and public holidays to minimise inconvenience for the travelling public.

Impact on surrounding roads and transport

Adjacent Roads

Work on the station redevelopment will impact on the adjacent road networks (West George Street, Dundas Street, North Hanover Street) – particularly during key phases of demolition and construction.  We have worked with Glasgow City Council (the road’s authority) and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), and information will be shared with residents and traders on what these changes mean for them.

Site Set Up 1

Bus routes / stops

Traffic management on West George Street will change some bus stops and services with alterations onto adjacent locations. Bus stops normally situated on the affected section of West George Street have been moved to adjacent stops to the west and to east onto George Square.  We have worked with bus companies to communicate this information to their passengers and signage will be in place to direct passengers.

Taxi rank

Traffic management on West George Street will remove the taxi rank currently situated on West George Street. We have worked through these arrangements with Glasgow City Council and this is considered necessary for the safety of the works and adjacent public. The adjacent taxi rank on George Square outside the Millennium Hotel will remain operational.