Completion of Glasgow Queen Street station redevelopment moved back to 2020

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Network Rail has said a major redevelopment of Glasgow Queen Street station won’t now be completed until spring 2020.

Work is due to begin on August 6, with sections of the station closed off to passengers while the alterations are carried out.

Network Rail has spent the last few months reviewing the Transport and Works Scotland (TAWS) Act order approved by the Scottish Government for the scheme and is now ready to begin the £120 million revamp.

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Network Rail had originally hoped to complete the work by 2018/19. However, delays in receiving the powers to start work mean this has been revised to spring 2020.

Rodger Querns, Network Rail programme director for Queen Street redevelopment said in a statement: “Securing the powers provided by the Transport and Works Scotland (TAWS) Act process has enabled us to take forward the next phase of the redevelopment of Queen Street station.

“We are fully committed to carrying out these enhancements as quickly as possible and with the minimum of inconvenience for the city. We thank station users for their patience and co-operation as we deliver this important investment in their station.”