Glasgow Queen Street refurbishment and remodelling

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  1. Tormod

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    I add my thanks to the others, for these updates.
     
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    Does anybody know if there has been any further development on Network Rail's attempt to bring the former St Enoch's station clock from Cumbernauld to the station?
     
  3. PaxVobiscum

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    Network Rail will be stepping up their coverage shortly with their own team on site so I will be mainly covering developments that they will already have announced (minor example – gold cladding on the Dundas Street building that NetworkRailGQS tweeted on Friday https://twitter.com/networkrailgqs/status/1215647889222983681 )

    A couple of photos of mine from today

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    The seagull, however, only works for me :lol: and I have recently increased his piece ;) rate.

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    Interesting that the roof looks complete but still lots of water ingress around the old to new join today.
     
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    Not sure about the gold cladding. Hopefully will weather down a bit.
    Personally I would've liked to have seen corten steel used.
    Will see what it looks like finished though
     
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    There's too much Corten used these days. A fad. Not one I'm fond of.
     
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    And another one posted by Network Rail GQS Twitter since:
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    EDIT: Sorry about the wrong image posted initially.
     
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  10. mcmad

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    Where are they going to be placed?
     
  11. PaxVobiscum

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    My understanding is the departure boards will be above the gateline facing south so that the punters queue in the main concourse (under the new roof) and don’t clutter up the platforms. :)
     
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    My understanding was correct - here’s the back view (the single display unit fitted so far is at the top, about 1/3 of the way along from the left):
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    Gonna be a lot of stiff necks if they're putting them that high up surely?
     
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    No need to walk up that close I hope?
     
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    It’s not as high as the previous photo might have suggested. Here’s another angle:
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    When are they due to finish, is it still to schedule?
     
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    Hope not but remember not everyone has perfect eyesight and may need to get closer to read the screens.
     
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    According to Network Rail GQS it’s on schedule, and that seems to be agreed by any of the hard hats I’ve spoken to. I’m hoping to get more details fairly soon.
     
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    Had a look at the new departure boards today, standing right at the back of the temporary concourse they're at a steep angle. Not sure how much room further back there is behind the hoardings but its not ideal placement (but no doubt looks good on the architects sketches, neatly hidden away. They've multiplied overnight too, are now 4 or 5 hanging there but not all together.

    The 'old' boards were having some sort of IT melt down this morning and were all blank, much manual announcements over the top of the automated announcements....
     
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    Has there been any mention of what work, if any will be undertaken on the access to low level platforms as well as the platforms themselves? There was nothing shown in any of the flythroughs or documents I've seen. I'm guessing that it would be too much hope for them to refurbished and for access to be improved in ways such as installing escalators? I'm pretty sure that was suggested a few years ago and never followed through.
     
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    No escalators in the current plan, though that was in the original scheme. There will be extra fire exits and slightly longer platforms – basically just a reopening of part of the existing sections that have been fenced off since the last refurb of the Low Level. The Low Level station itself is basically outwith the EGIP works.
     
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    I can't say that I'm really surprised. The low level part of the station hasn't seen a proper upgrade in many years. Unfortunately it's not what you would term a very pleasant station so better lighting, escalators, new tiling/cladding etc would be a welcome upgrade. It looks like it will have to wait a while for any of that.
     
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    A few platform end screens to slow that freezing movement of air through the tunnels would be good. There's been a few times when I've been down there when I've been convinced that it's the coldest place in the world!
     
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    Ohh man yes I hear you there! Often blowing an absolutely freezing gale down there! Anything to minimise that would be massively welcomed.
     
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    I'm starting to become concerned that despite all this work we're not actually going to see a huge increase in circulating space on the concourse side of the gates. I know that things are very tight at the moment but it just seems like we're still going to have a very crowded station. If they're going to persist with the idea of the dateline then they need to change their policy for announcing platforms as it seems like this will be one of the few ways of dealing with what I fear will be inadequate circulating space.
     
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    Totally agree on this, sometimes a train heading out on an Edinburgh or an Stirling service will sit for ages without a platform, and it would then be platformed a few minutes before departure, which clogs up the concourse.
     
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    Why does that happen, by the way? I’ve never understood late platform announcements (and changes). Surely the decisions aren’t being made in a mad rush?
     
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    To give the cleaners a clear, quick run through every train. Trying to clean a train while passengers are getting on is nigh on impossible. Hitachi fitters also doing checks during turnaround and need access to areas of the train.
     

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