Queen Street Station, 2003. In the centre of the photograph is a Scotrail class 170 diesel locomotive, introduced in 2001 to help cope with the demands of the 15-minute frequency services to Edinburgh. The line from Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley via Falkirk is (in 2004) the busiest in Scotland, and the only one to make a profit.
The station is Glasgow's main terminus for all trains from the north and east, including those from Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Fort William, Inverness, Mallaig, Oban, Perth and Stirling. During the 1980s, through services ran to London King's Cross via Edinburgh, but these were switched to Glasgow Central when the Edinburgh-Glasgow line via Carstairs was electrified.
The current track layout with seven platforms at Queen Street dates from the mid-1960s, when the station underwent a major modernisation programme in order to absorb services from Buchanan Street Station (closed in 1966).
Reference: Illustrations vol 48, p 2
Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning
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