A MAKEOVER costing £100 million for Queen Street Station begins today, with the upgraded railway station to be complete by 2019.

Workmen have been on site preparing the surrounding buildings such as the Millennium Hotel to protect them, as the official demolition work starts today.

Staff at Network Rail have assured train users that their journeys will not be affected during the work.

However entrances and exits, surrounding roads and ticket buying areas will change during the course of the renovation.

The former Vale bar on Dundas Street will be transformed into the new ticket office.

And there will no longer be an entrance at George Square, with only Dundas Street and North Hanover Street entrances open.

Network Rail say: “During different phases of the redevelopment of Glasgow Queen Street station, there will be changes to the way people get to and through the station.

“Changes will be clearly sign-posted within the station and customers will be encouraged to follow instructions from station staff. Information on this will be shared in advance via social media and in on-train messaging.

“Safe walking routes to station and platforms will be maintained at all times.

“Passengers should be aware that some platforms may be narrower than they are used to during some phases of work.”

The new look Queen Street Station will be unveiled in 2019 - watch the video too see how it will look.

Glasgow Queen Street Redevelopment - Station Transformed from NetworkRailScot on Vimeo.