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FINAL Phase Of Platform Extensions At Queen Street Station

NETWORK Rail is warning passengers that platforms four and five at Glasgow Queen Street are to close for a month while they are extended.

Work will take place from mid-September to mid-October as engineers deliver the final phase of platform extension work as part of the station’s £120million redevelopment.

Lengthening both platforms by 26 metres will enable longer trains — of up to eight carriages —  to use them. The work follows the recent completion of extensions to platforms two and three.

Platforms two and three have already been extended

Engineers will dig out sections of the concourse, rebuild sections of the platform walls, lay new track and connect it to the existing infrastructure, extend overhead power lines, install coping stones, and carry-out re-surfacing works.

The majority of train services will be unaffected during the four-week closure, which starts on Monday 16 September, reopening for the start of service on Monday 14 October.

However, there will be alterations to some services on routes to Anniesland; Edinburgh via Cumbernauld and Falkirk Grahamston; Aberdeen and Inverness.

Kevin McClelland, route delivery director for infrastructure projects, said: “Enabling longer trains to use Queen Street by extending platforms to deliver increased capacity will help the station expand to meet projected growth in passenger numbers.

“When the extension of platforms four and five is finished, it will mark a significant milestone in the station’s redevelopment as it will be the last element of platform works.

“While we appreciate this is inconvenient in the short-term, we continue to work closely with our ScotRail colleagues to minimise disruption for passengers.”

After the platform work, activity will focus on the substantial fit-out of the internal areas on the new concourse, ahead of the project completing in spring 2020.

Full details of the changes to services during the delivery of the platform work can be found on the ScotRail website.

How the completed redevelopment is expected to look