Glasgow Airport Rail Link
The project started with a best practice study which looked at international examples of airport terminals, rail stations, canopies, concourse and platform designs to inform how a 21st century world class facility should be delivered.
The objective of this project was to deliver a successful fixed heavy rail link between Glasgow Central and Glasgow Airport with a target opening year of 2010. The project involved an economic evaluation of the proposed link, development of all aspects of the design, preparation of detailed estimates and undertaking appropriate public consultation.
We developed a scheme which is technically robust; delivers a high level of operational performance; is costed reliably to Network Rail Level 4 accuracy; is environmentally acceptable; achieves public support; and is buildable without excessive disruption to the operation of the existing rail service, airport operations, the M8 and other highways or the area through which the new link will pass.
The plans for the delivery of a 21st century world class airport rail link between Glasgow Central Station and Glasgow Airport involved economic evaluation of the proposed link, development of all aspects of the design, preparation of detailed estimates, public consultation and design for a new station at Glasgow Airport.
CLIENT: SCOTTISH EXECUTIVE / SPT
LANDSCAPE: ASH DESIGN
STRUCTURES: FABER MAUNSELL
SERVICES: FABER MAUNSELL