Aberdeen railway station set for £8m redevelopment

Scotrail said there would be significant changes to the look and feel of the station.

Aberdeen railway station set for £8m redevelopment
£8m redevelopment for Aberdeen railway station.

Aberdeen railway station will undergo an £8m redevelopment later this year.

Scotrail said there would be significant changes to the look and feel of the station, which has sat in the heart of Aberdeen city centre for more than 150 years.

It’s hoped the work -which will take around 12 months to complete – can begin this year.

Kirsty Devlin, ScotRail head of projects, said: “The redevelopment of Aberdeen station will see significant enhancements in retail, improved access to the station, a new ticket office, and new first-class lounge.

“The investment we are making in the north east – in the redevelopment of Aberdeen station, the Aberdeen to Inverness improvement programme, and in Inter7City trains connecting Scotland’s seven cities – means it’s an exciting time for this part of the country.”

Contractors will begin work on the site when it is safe to do so, following the current Coronavirus pandemic.

Work to replace the glass roof at Aberdeen station was completed by Network Rail Scotland last year

Bill Reeve, Transport Scotland’s director of rail, said: “While our immediate focus is on tackling the COVID-19 outbreak, the development work for this £8m investment can be undertaken safely now, so that we will be ready to deliver the enhanced facilities for customers and railway staff without delay when it is safe to do so.

“We know the more we make rail an attractive, safe and secure transport choice, the more people will consider using the train as an alternative to the car. I look forward to seeing further progress as soon as conditions allow.”