Abellio Scotrail Limited applied to Aberdeen City Council earlier this year to add a new glazed upper floor accommodating a relocated passenger lounge. Other improvements include the creation of a new retail unit in place of the relocated ticket office, upgrading the taxi rank and expanding pedestrian space on the site. The plans also involve carrying out alterations to the buildings at platform two currently a storage area. This would see a roof formed below the historic platform canopy and new windows installed to provide accommodation for railway staff. City planners have approved the application, which they say would enhance the character of the building, with ScotRail confirming it expects to start work in the spring for 12 months.
A revamp of Aberdeen Railway Station is expected to begin in the spring after plans were approved.