Around £10m will be invested in renewing the 15 platform surfaces – making them compatible with disability discrimination legislation – and a range of associated improvement works.
Platform one is currently under renovation and the works will be delivered in phases between 2011 and early 2014 to minimise disruption to the day-to-day operation of the station.
The project is expected to be completed without disruption to train services at Scotland’s busiest station, which handles 1,200 trains a day and nearly 40m passengers a year.
The scheme is the latest in a series of improvements at Central. In 2010 two new platforms opened at the station while, more recently, ticket gates have been introduced and the station’s PA system, retail and toilet facilities improved.
David Simpson, Network Rail route managing director for Scotland, said: “As the popularity of rail continues to grow we are committed to investing in Scotland’s railway to ensure we can offer customers the best possible facilities and services.
“The investment in new platform surfaces at Glasgow Central will further enhance the station for its users and improve the appearance of the facility in time for the Commonwealth Games in 2014.”
Also in Scotland today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Edinburgh.
City.Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the City.Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.
Edinburgh.city.mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.
Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.
Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.
City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.