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Edinburgh Waverley is Britain’s largest train station outside London
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Waverley Station is of critical importance to Scotland’s historic, environmental and commercial well-being, as well as being key to delivering capacity for new rail lines such as the reopening of the Airdrie-Bathgate Rail Link.
The station was first opened in 1846 and was rebuilt between 1892-1902. It lies between the old town and modern Edinburgh, adjacent to Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle and the Princes Street Gardens.
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Over the next four years, Edinburgh Waverley will be transformed by a £130 million investment in the station and its facilities, creating an environment that meets the needs of passengers in the 21st century while preserving Waverley’s rich heritage.
The renewal programme includes:
As well as these improvements, the station’s original ironwork features will be repaired and repainted while non-essential station furniture, buildings and redundant high-level walkways will be removed permanently.
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Included in the overall package of improvements at Waverley station are proposals for the redevelopment of Waverley Steps, which are used by around five million people every year.
Following public exhibitions in the station in October 2008, Network Rail made an application for permission to rebuild Waverley Steps under the Transport and Works (Scotland) Act 2007 (a ‘TAWS Order’) and we aim to start building these new facilities in the autumn.
The proposed redevelopment features:
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Infrastructure works to transform Edinburgh Waverley were completed on time and on budget by Network Rail in February 2008. Fully funded by Transport Scotland, the £150 million programme has delivered what passengers need most – improved station access and capacity for more trains. This will make business and recreational journeys easier by lessening congestion, increasing the number of services and ultimately smoothing the journey for everyone.
This has been achieved by delivering the following:
First ScotrailEast CoastVirgin TrainsTransport ScotlandPassenger FocusAirdrie-Bathgate Rail Link