The Challenge

SYSTRA are retained Transport Consultants on the Queen Street Station redevelopment project in Glasgow which Network Rail are bringing forward and is a cornerstone of the Edinburgh-Glasgow Improvement Scheme project (EGIP). The proposed scheme has been brought forward through a Transport and Works (Scotland) Order application to the Scottish Government and will see a complete redevelopment of the Station Concourse and public areas.

The proposed scheme has been brought forward through a Transport and Works (Scotland) (TAWS) Order application to the Scottish Government and will see a complete redevelopment of the Station Concourse and public areas.

SYSTRA's Role

SYSTRA were originally appointed to the design team in 2013 and we are working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver the project, working closely with Scotrail and Abellio with regard to the design of the new station and the transport measures that will be put in place during the construction period. In particular, SYSTRA has been working on the integration of transport modes at the station and the design of the ancillary transport infrastructure to serve the station (walking, cycling, taxis, buses and drop-off / pick-up arrangements).  This has involved extensive consultation with Scotrail as station operators and with key stakeholders such as Glasgow City Council and SPT.

SYSTRA has produced a Transport Statement and Traffic Management Plan for the station redevelopment along with the design of the new transport infrastructure to serve the redevelopment. For the construction phase of the development, SYSTRA has produced a Roads and Service Management Plan to identify how local businesses will be serviced during the construction period when road closures and restricted access will be necessary.

For the TAWS Order, SYSTRA provided an expert witness on transport matters at the Public Inquiry which was held to examine the detail of the application. Work continues on the detailed design of the scheme and on applications for road approvals while we are assisting with the City Centre traffic management through the demolition phase of the development which is now underway.