Subway Starts Next Modernisation Phase

One of Glasgow's busiest underground stations is due to undergo a £5.3 million refurbishment.

St Enoch station, located on the eastern edge of the IFSD, serves almost two million passengers a year. It is set to be extended and modernised, with a new station office and travel centre, as well as the installation of a lift to make it more accessible.

The work will begin in February and it is hoped that the main areas of the concourse and platform will be completed in time for the Commonwealth Games and the rest by 2015.

Four other stations in Glasgow have already been revamped as a result of the £288m modernisation programme. Hillhead, Partick, Ibrox and Kelvinhall subway stops have all undergone successful makeovers to improve both the image and operations of the stations.

Jim Coleman, SPT chairman, said: "The modernised St Enoch station will make it a fantastic asset for SPT and we believe it will prove to be a new landmark for Glasgow. The Subway tops and tails Buchanan Street, one of the busiest shopping streets in Scotland. Once St Enoch is finished, SPT will be a third of the way through station refurbishments."