TRANSFORMATION Of City Centre Train Station On Track For £10Million Boost

3 August, 2020 | Public Transport, Railway Structures

GLASGOW councillors look set to approve £10million of City Deal funding for the planned redevelopment of High Street Station.

A report updating the City Administration Committee also states that it is hoped the new-build, fully accessible facility will be completed by 2025.

It explains: “Currently, the station is in poor condition with limited pedestrian access, lack of modern facilities and does not comply with the Equalities Act.

“Ticket barriers are not in place resulting in a loss of revenue that could support development.

“The station is a key gateway into the area used by 400,000 passengers per annum. Passenger numbers are estimated to increase to 1.5 million per annum by 2043 as a result of a growth in train patronage and development.”

It is proposed that Transport Scotland administers the project, with Network Rail as their appointed delivery partner.

The £10million will come from £27million allocated to the Collegelands Calton Barras strand of the City Deal programme.

The station was built in 1866 and was originally known as College. It was renamed High Street in 1914.

It has two platforms servicing the North Clyde line; linking to Helensburgh in the west and as far as Edinburgh in the east.

A large area of land beside the station is due to be turned into a massive build-to-rent residential development.

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