The railway station is located to the western edge of the Central Waterfront zone, facing South Union Street. The station building was the first large scale building completed in the area. The first elements of this mixed use building formally opened in July 2018, it comprises a new concourse area and ticket hall with a Sleeperz Hotel at upper levels. The building will also contain a new cafe/restaurant and retail unit at ground level with a small office space at the first floor.
Outside the entrances of the building there are a number of standard hoop style cycle parking stands ("Sheffield Stands"). In addition, to the rear of the building is a large covered free-to-use cycle parking shelter with capacity for 120 cycles:
A short-stay car park has been constructed to the rear of the building and can be accessed from Greenmarket. The nearest long-stay parking is also located on Greenmarket. A drop-ff area is located to the south of the building, accessed off Riverside Drive, to the rear of the taxi rank.
The facade of the Railway Station has been fitted with coloured lighting, capable of being programmed to support seasonal events and awareness days.
Railway Station pictured here illuminated in green to support Organ Donation Week. The illumination of the building changes for Burns Night; Valentines Day; Halloween; Bonfire Night; St Andrew's Day and during the Christmas Season
Ongoing construction work: Although the Station and the Sleeperz Hotel is now operational, further work will be taking place - this will include:
- The installation of fittings and furniture for the Cafe/Restaurant (to be undertaken by the new occupiers)
- The Installation of fittings and shelving etc in the retail store (to be undertaken by the new occupiers)
The station and its surrounding context can also be viewed by downloading the Dundee Waterfront Interactive Tour App for iPad and Android
Construction has begun on the provision of a covered cycle shelter with capacity for 120 bicycles. Funded by Abellio Scotrail and the Regional Transport Partnership, this shelter is located adjacent to the short-stay car park located to the west of the station building. Cycle parking is currently available at the on-street stands to the east of the building.
In order to facilitate construction it has been necessary to temporarily close a number of car parking spaces including the electric car charging points. The remainder of the car park remains operational.
Exterior construction work: New car park/ cycle parking & drop off areas:
These images show the new station concourse area with the main doorframes now being installed. Work is continuing at the upper levels to form the hotel accommodation with bathroom units having now arrived on site, ventilation ducting being installed and internal walls being formed.
With the foundations now complete the construction of the steel frame is well underway: The building frame will be completed over the next four months. The canopy frame which links the main concourse to the platform building is already in place. The frame is being constructed in modules away from the site, which allows them to be constructed safely without disruption to the railway. These modules are then lifted into place using two 600-tonne capacity cranes during the night when the railway is closed to trains. A video showing the frame being lifted into place is available.
The steel frame for the new station building arrived during August. Work on the foundations are complete and the erection of the steel frame has now begun.
(May 2016) In the early hours of Wednesday 25 May the first two sets of structural beams were laid above the main East Coast Rail line. This work was undertaken overnight between 01:30hrs and 05:30hrs to avoid disruption to train services.
(April 2016) Piling works to the north and south of the Railway are expected to be complete by the end of April. the next phase is to progress towards the construction of a concrete bridge over the railway in order to support the new station building.
(Jan 2016) Work to provide protection for the main east coast rail line are now in place with construction crews preparing the site:
(May 2015): Works to clear the construction site are now complete - with the removal of the previous station entrance building and platform access as well as a former engineering building to the north. A temporary ticket hall and entrance to the Station is currently available on Riverside Drive.