Balfour Beatty has bagged a £16m enabling works contract with Network Rail for the redevelopment of Glasgow Queen Street Station.

The contract will include demolition of the station’s platform buildings and the construction of an operations building.

Enabling works are due to start this spring and complete within 12 months.

The redevelopment is part of a £742m upgrade to boost rail infrastructure between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The work at Queen Street is expected to expand the station’s passenger capacity from 20m to 28m by 2030 and help ease congestion.

Balfour Beatty managing director for Scotland Hector MacAulay said it will work with Network Rail to “make Glasgow Queen Street Station a world-class facility”.

The construction giant recently completed work on the new Edinburgh Gateway station and is also on site for the £28m redevelopment of Dundee station.

Last month Balfour reported a return to profit as it posted group annual pre-tax profit of £8m, having made a loss of £199m the previous year.

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