Queen Street Tunnel Renewal
Glasgow Queen Street approach tunnel will be closed between the 20th March and 8th August 2016.
This is to enable major engineering to renew more than 1800m of concrete 'slab' track which carries the rails trhough the tunnel.
As this is the only means of access to Queen Street High Level station, inevitably this has implications for the operation of train services across central Scotland and to/from the north and north west. Glasgow Queen Street High Level station will effectively close for 20 weeks
In advance of these works we would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to your journey or for those who live in the surrounding community. We would ask for your patience and understanding whilst we deliver this 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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