Network Rail awards £50m contract for Edinburgh Waverley station improvements

Network Rail has awarded Balfour Beatty a £50m contract, that will continue until 2013, to undertake major improvement work at Edinburgh Waverley station.

The work will include:

Renovation of the 34,000m2 roof, including 28,000 new glass panels, repairs to steelwork and columns and repainting steelwork and columns.

Installation of new roof drainage system

New lighting within the main station roof area

Renovation to the Calton and Market Street footbridges

Removal of the redundant bridge link between the north side of the main building and the building at the northern perimeter

Renovations to external walls

New concourse and platform surfacing

Work will commence in the spring, when a scaffolding ‘crash deck’ will be installed at the east end of the station. This will help support work on the roof and will be moved east to west across the station as the work progresses.

This latest contract is part of a £130m scheme to transform Edinburgh Waverley station and the new clear glass will replace the existing cloudy wired glass,allowing more natural light to flood the platforms, providing a better environment for passengers.

Edinburgh Waverley station. Picture:


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One Response to "Network Rail awards £50m contract for Edinburgh Waverley station improvements"

  1. Donald Rutherford says:

    What are the current plans for stopping taxi access to Waverley station? And what would be the dates for closure of the existing south access?

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