Queen Street Tunnel Renewal
Glasgow Queen Street approach tunnel closed between the 20th March and 8th August 2016.
This is enabled major engineering to renew more than 1800m of concrete 'slab' track which carries the rails trhough the tunnel.
As this was the only means of access to Queen Street High Level station, inevitably this had implications for the operation of train services across central Scotland and to/from the north and north west. Glasgow Queen Street High Level station effectively closed for 20 weeks
This work caused inconvenience to journeys for those who lived in the surrounding community as this was a major piece of engineering within the difficult confines of a tunnel environment.
The installation of the new slab with modern specification has a design life of 60 years without future major intervention.
The structure’s current condition and even given the 20 week installation, a prompt, full and long term renewal of the tunnel fabric benefits passengers in terms of minimising future disruption and benefits tax payers in terms of it being a very efficient whole-life cost solution.
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