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02.06.20

£8m Aberdeen station redevelopment

ScotRail have announced that an £8m redevelopment of Aberdeen station is to commence later this year.

During the redevelopment, the station will see substantial changes to the look and feel of the station, which has been in the heart of Aberdeen city centre for more than 150 years.  

Morrison Construction will deliver the work which will enhance facilities for customers and staff at the station.

The project hopes to deliver a significant enhancement of the quality and variety of station retail facilities, improvements to the taxi rank area and enhanced cycle parking, relocation of the existing ticket office and first-class lounge to create additional high value areas.

Further developments include improved visibility of the ticket office, creating an improved ticket rail environment and lounge, improved station entrance and connectivity with Union Square and the wider Aberdeen city centre, redevelopment of staff accommodation and additional operational staff areas to allow for future growth and work to enhance the listed statin building in partnership with the Railway Heritage Trust.

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ScotRail are hoping the redevelopment of the station will benefit customers in the North East as more services, more seats, and faster journeys are gradually delivered.

Contractors will begin work on the site when it is safe to do so, following the current Covid-19 outbreak.

ScotRail Head of Projects, Kirsty Devlin, said: “The redevelopment of Aberdeen station will see significant enhancements in retail, improved access to the station, a new ticket office, and new first-class lounge.

“The investment we are making in the North East – in the redevelopment of Aberdeen station, the Aberdeen to Inverness improvement programme, and in Inter7City trains connecting Scotland’s seven cities – means it’s an exciting time for this part of the country.”

Transport Scotland’s Director of Rail, Bill Reeve, said: “While our immediate focus is on tackling the COVID-19 outbreak, the development work for this £8million investment can be undertaken safely now, so that we will be ready to deliver the enhanced facilities for customers and railway staff without delay when it is safe to do so.

“We know the more we make rail an attractive, safe and secure transport choice, the more people will consider using the train as an alternative to the car. I look forward to seeing further progress as soon as conditions allow.”

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