Station roof collapses on woman
SAFETY investigators were called in yesterday after an elderly woman was hit on the head by falling debris at one of Scotland’s busiest railway stations.
The female, in her 60s, was treated in hospital for minor injuries after plaster fell from the ceiling near the Dundas Street entrance of Glasgow’s Queen Street Station, at 11.18am.
Work on the £100million upgrade of the station was suspended for the day and the entrance closed while British Transport Police investigated. Train services ran as normal.
Network Rail said the ‘isolated’ incident was linked to the improvements, which were due to resume today, and that engineers were assessing the area.
The BTP said the Office of Rail and Road, the independent safety regulator for the railways, had been informed.
Injured: An elderly woman is helped by train passengers after being hit by plaster falling from the ceiling at Queen Street Station