CPR have commenced Platform Extension works at Glasgow Queen Street Station as part of the £742M EGIP Project, the most significant investment into Scotland’s Rail Infrastructure.
All seven of Queen Street Station’s high level platforms are being extended to enable faster, longer, greener trains. CPR have been contracted by Morgan Sindall to undertake parts of the platform extension works including excavation, back fill and resurfacing across all seven platforms.
The project started on 20th March 2016 and is expected to take 20 weeks to complete. The CPR Rail Division teams are working 24 hour working patterns to deliver this major rail excavation and resurfacing project.
ScotRail state that the tunnel works are the largest piece of engineering ever taken on the Edinburgh – Glasgow line since it was built. It will renew 1,800m of existing concrete slab track formation, will require 140 days of continuous 24 hour working and remove 10,000 tonnes of existing concrete slab.
William Black, Director of CPR stated “This is a fantastic project for CPR to be involved in. We are working in partnership with a number of stakeholders to complete the excavation and resurfacing of the Queen Street Upper Level platforms. CPR have an exemplary record in working on rail infrastructure and we will utilize all of our experience and resources to deliver this project successfully.”