The opening of Dundee’s new railway station entrance has been delayed again after weather hampered construction work.
City council bosses have confirmed the station entrance will now open in July at the earliest – months later than originally planned.
The authority has blamed “the spell of extreme weather” that hit Tayside in February and March for the further delay to the station’s progress.
The Beast from the East caused massive disruption across the region, closing schools and forcing the Met Office to issue a red “danger to life” warning.
The delay is one of several to have hit the project in the last two and a half years.
Planners had hoped the station would be open within two years of the start of work in October 2015 by contractors Balfour Beatty.
However, city development convener Lynne Short (pictured) told the Tele in September that an opening date of March was on the cards instead.
Earlier this year, the opening date was revised to May due to the weather but it has now been put back to July.
A spokesman for the council said: “Due to a combination of factors, including the spell of extreme weather earlier this year, Dundee railway station concourse will not be fully open until early July.
“While we understand that this news is disappointing to all, including Dundee City Council, we are working to ensure that the contractors do everything possible to get the work finished as quickly as feasible.”
Some of the earlier delays were caused by the collapse of Dundee-based sub-contractor Scottish Electric Group, which went into administration in August with the loss of 99 jobs.
Workers from SEG, which had its headquarters at Technology Park, had been contracted to Balfour Beatty to carry out electrical works.
The new station will include a Sleeperz Hotel, with signs for the accommodation now visible on the cladding of the building.
Shop and cafe units will also occupy some of the space on the ground level.
Bosses will be keen to ensure there are no further delays to the project with the V&A due to open in September.