A glimpse of the new Glasgow Queen Street

NETWORK Rail has released new computer-generated images showing how the bigger and brighter Glasgow Queen Street station concourse will look by spring 2020.

Scotland’s third busiest station is being transformed in a £120million project to create more space for the growing number of passengers it serves and to extend platforms to accommodate eight-carriage electric trains.

Glasgow Queen Street’s expanded concourse will open up the front of the station, flooding the new space with light, and reveal the superb Victorian train shed for the first time in decades. It is due for completion in spring 2020. NETWORK RAIL

Platforms 2-5 are being extended out towards George Square, taking up the majority of the space covered by the superb train shed.

A new glass-fronted concourse, almost double the size of the current space, dating from the 1960s, is being built to accommodate the predicted increase in passenger numbers.

The new concourse will have entrances on George Square, Dundas Street and North Hanover Street, and will be filled with natural daylight.

The listed Victorian train shed roof has also been carefully incorporated into the new structure and is fully exposed when viewed from platforms.

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