£41 million Edinburgh Gateway Interchange offers more links
The £41 million Edinburgh Gateway interchange was officially opened by Scottish Transport Minister Humza Yousaf on December 9, two days before it opened to the public.
Located in the west of city, the interchange gives access to Edinburgh Airport and is part of the Edinburgh-Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP).
“This £41m investment will offer huge benefits to rail passengers travelling to or from the Gogar area, integrating the rail network with the tram network and providing a convenient link to Edinburgh Airport,” said Yousaf. He added the project was delivered “on time and on budget”.
ScotRail Alliance Managing Director Phil Verster said: “This new interchange is a wonderful example of our vision for Scotland’s railway.”
The station has two 265-metre platforms that can accommodate ten-car trains. A step-free access bridge links the SR platforms with the tram stop via lifts and escalators. There is also an underpass to the nearby Gyle centre.
Trains will run to Perth, Dundee and Inverness, as well as Fife. The number of trains serving the north west of the city increases from four per hour to six when combined with South Gyle.
George Lowder, chief executive of Transport for Edinburgh, added: “The opening of Edinburgh Gateway brings us another step closer to fully integrated passenger transport for Edinburgh.