The building and new concourse at Haymarket Station were declared officially open this morning by Transport Minister Keith Brown.
The project beganlast year and has cost £25m to redevelop the old narrow building and ticketing centre into something fit for the growing numbers of commuters who use the station.
There will eventually be shops on the lower level but for now The Edinburgh Reporter and other assembled press were invited to roam around the new glass and steel building which links to all platforms. The station is now one of the most accessible on Britain’s rail network as it has so many escalators and lifts which can be used.
The EGIP Programme is delivering a rolling programme of electrification across the Central Belt which The Scottish Government hope will reduce journey times and boost capacity on routes including the main Edinburgh to Glasgow line.
Meanwhile MSP Gordon Macdonald was at the official bash last night where there was a lovely cake!
At the opening of the new Haymarket Station. The 2nd oldest station in use opened in 1842 now upgraded by Scots Gov. pic.twitter.com/rTVrQ9HG23
— Gordon Macdonald MSP (@GMacdonaldMSP) December 18, 2013