Set between Edinburgh's medieval Old Town and the 18th century New Town, Waverley station which opened in 1846 is seen as vital to the country’s economic success.
Waverley Station is pivotal to our city’s public transport offering, so it’s essential that we provide a modern, accessible facility...Cllr Lesley Macinnes, Convener of the Transport and Environment Committee, The City of Edinburgh Council
Options that are being considered for the renovations, include new concourses surrounding the station, a central plazza, a reinstated heritage building, revamped Waverley Bridge and a new 'iconic' feature roof.
Network Rail and the City of Edinburgh Council is now to launch a consultation to find out what the public think of the vision as it stands.
Transport secretary Michael Matheson said: “Edinburgh Waverley is the gateway to Scotland’s capital and beyond with a real historical significance within the city’s heritage. By engaging, listening, developing and testing concepts we will be better able to deliver a future-proofed station that focuses on the passenger experience within its distinctive world-class setting."
Alex Hynes, managing director of the ScotRail Alliance said: “We are creating additional rail provision within Waverley at present and will continue to seek new ways to create the best railway that Scotland has ever had."
The Edinburgh Waverley masterplan follows work in 2017 to extend three platforms to accommodate longer, high-capacity trains...