Queen Street Tunnel to Close for 20 Weeks
The ScotRail Alliance recently launched a major publicity campaign to ensure that customers have all the information they need to keep moving when Queen Street tunnel closes for twenty weeks between 20 March and 8 August 2016.
The £60m project will renew nearly 2km of ageing slab-track through Queen Street tunnel and enable faster, longer, greener trains to operate on Scotland’s rail network from later this year.
The closure of the tunnel will mean that trains that would normally run in and out of Queen Street High Level will be diverted to either Queen Street Low Level or Glasgow Central. This will mean changes to existing timetables and, in many cases, longer journey times.
A dedicated webpage (www.scotrail.co.uk/QueenStreetTunnel) has launched to give people information about the impact on their own journey. This will be supported over the coming weeks with advertising, business briefings and customer information at stations, on train and online.
Additional carriages will be added to services that are running to provide as much extra capacity as possible, and queuing systems will be in place at Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh Waverley at peak times.