Network Rail are planning to restart works on Queen Street Station after a three-month pause due to coronavirus outbreak.

The £120 million reconstructions of the city centre station is scheduled to resume this week.

The activity will focus on the fit-out of the staff management suite inside the station, a Travel Shop and basement area.

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A new entrance at the corner of George Street will also be developed and opened up as part of the resumed works. 

Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, said: “Efforts across Scotland’s Railway, from frontline staff running day to day services to those in planning and maintenance roles behind the scenes, have played a fundamental part in ensuring key workers are able to get to where they are needed during this pandemic.

“While many non-essential projects were rightfully paused, our continued investment in maintaining vital rail infrastructure has given reassurance at a difficult time.

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"As we now make the transition through the Routemap to Recovery, it is important we step up work where we can. This will enable us safely to resume key projects such as the new Kintore station and Queen Street station improvements, bringing investment at a time when the supply chain and its workers need it most.

“I look forward to seeing these significant projects make progress because their completion will bring benefits to passengers, workers and the economy alike.”

Before returning staff and contractors to Network Rail sites, risk assessments are undertaken to make sure that appropriate physical distancing measures and correct protective equipment are in place.