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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:39 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Queueing system in place for Queen Street passengers during closure (© Evening Times)

A one way system for passengers entering and leaving Queen Street low level will be in place during the changes.


The entrance on George Square beside the Millennium Hotel will be closed and passengers will enter via either the
west or east entrances to access the two low level platforms numbered 8 and 9.

Those travelling west towards Partick, Anniesland, Milngave and Clydebank should enter via North Hanover Street.
Passengers heading for Edinburgh and for Springburn, Cumbernauld and Falkirk should use Dundas Street.

John McBrinn, senior customer manager with the ScotRail Alliance, added: “Queen Street station is open for business
and trains will still be running into the city. We will continue to reach as many customers as possible with our key
message, plan ahead and allow more time for your journey.

“All the information that people need is available on our website. We will have extra staff in stations to answer questions
and help get you to your train and have also put in place a temporary marque and canopy at Queen Street to protect
customers from the elements.”



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Revealed: How much longer rail journeys will be during Glasgow Queen Street station rennovation (© Evening Times)

Rail commuters are advised to plan their trips and expect longer journey times as a major rail tunnel renovation got
under way at Glasgow's Queen Street Station.


The station's high-level tunnel - which is used by the Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Stirling services - will be closed for
five months to allow complex engineering work to take place. Diversions caused by the work mean that most journeys
will take around 25 minutes longer than usual.

Customers are urged to arrive 10 minutes earlier at the station, where queuing systems will be in operation during
peak times. Queues are also expected at other major stations, such as Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley
during busy periods.

The 20-week upgrade of the Queen Street tunnel is being carried out to allow faster, longer and greener trains run
between Edinburgh and Glasgow and to replace ageing track through the kilometre-long structure. Work inside the
tunnel began on Sunday morning once it was closed.

Transport minister Derek Mackay inspected plans for the closure on Friday. He said: ''They are absolutely necessary
works. Of course there's the inevitable disruption we are trying to minimise. This is why we have put so many contingency
plans in place. It's the tracks that are being upgraded and repaired, upgraded not for a few years but for a generation."



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Tunnel shuts for Glasgow Queen Street station upgrade (© BBC)



Passengers using Glasgow's Queen Street Station are being urged to allow extra time for their journeys
as work gets under way on a major tunnel renovation.


A high-level tunnel used by Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Stirling services shut on Sunday for five months.
Customers will have to be escorted to the trains from marquees outside the station building. Most journeys
will be approximately 25 minutes longer as trains are diverted to a lower tunnel or Glasgow Central.

The £60m upgrade will allow faster, longer trains to operate from the station. Tracks which are more than 40
years old will be replaced and power lines installed to allow electric trains to operate on the Edinburgh-Glasgow
route from December 2016.

The work involves the removal of 10,000 tonnes of existing concrete slabs and the installation of 4,000m of new
rails. It forms part of the Glasgow and Edinburgh Improvement Project which, in the longer term, will see a
major revamp of the station buildings.



On Friday, Transport Minister Derek Mackay inspected preparations for the tunnel closure. He said: "They are
absolutely necessary works, of course there's the inevitable disruption we are trying to minimise, this is why
we have put so many contingency plans in place. It's the tracks that are being upgraded and repaired, upgraded
not for a few years but for a generation. The next phase is the Glasgow and Edinburgh Improvement Project,
that's massive investment in rolling stock and the trains, and then after that full refurbishment and redesign of
Queen Street Station."

ScotRail senior customer manager John McBrinn said: "All the information that people need is available on our
website. We will have extra staff in the stations to answer questions and help get you to the train."



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

What a carry on to avoid the fuss i think anytime i travel to Glasgow by train i'll get off at Charing cross and walk down
to the city centre from there and get a return train from Argyll street and change at Partick for the Helensbugh train
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

If your heading towards Helensburgh I would get on at High street no queues and better chance of getting a seat
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

darrel wrote:
If your heading towards Helensburgh I would get on at High street no queues and better chance of getting a seat


Sage advice i guess it boils down to if i can be bothered to walk along to High street from the city centre
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

I've still been using Queen street and it's all been relatively smooth.

Only problem I've encountered is that on a Sunday, the direction that you leave Low Level changes.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Spotted a new book on Amazon this morning, "Between the Lines: A history of the railways in Glasgow" by James McVeigh.  Anyone had a browse through?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Had the "pleasure" of having to travel to Lanark this morning. Apparently trains no longer run on the low level,  but leave from and terminate at Central high level.  I'm just curious when this change occurred and why.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Vinny the Mackem wrote:
Had the "pleasure" of having to travel to Lanark this morning. Apparently trains no longer run on the low level,  but leave from and terminate at Central high level.  I'm just curious when this change occurred and why.


Could have been when they electrified the Whifflet line...
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