Date lodged: 7 February 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on Glasgow Queen Street station redevelopment plans and the impact of this on retail redevelopment plans at the Buchanan Galleries.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 22 February 2017
The redevelopment of Queen Street station continues to make progress, some advanced works are already underway and Transport Scotland authorised a further package of enabling works in December 2016 which should commence March 2017.
The remaining works package is reliant on the outcome of the Transport and Works Scotland Order application which remains under active consideration.
The introduction of 7-car services from December 2017 and 8-car services with improved journey times from December 2018 remain on schedule.
I had a very positive meeting with representatives of Land Securities, the owner of Buchanan Galleries, and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce on 26 January 2017 when all parties re-affirmed their commitment to working closely to deliver both the Queen Street station redevelopment and the extension of the Buchanan Galleries.