Major upgrade to train station
Plans have been revealed to give a Perthshire railway station a major upgrade.
National Rail plans to carry out a multi-million pound improvement to the railway between Perth and Inverness, including an extensive refurbishment at Pitlochry Railway Station.
This will include extending both the platforms so they can accommodate longer trains.
The track will also be modified and a new signalling system will be put in place.
They hope the improvements will mean the longer, high-speed trains that ScotRail plans to introduce on the Perth to Inverness route later this year will be able to pass each other more efficiently at Pitlochry.
Network Rail hope the work will reduce journey times by around 10 minutes.
A spokesperson for Network Rail said: “This investment is vital to the introduction of a new train fleet on the line and also improves the services for passengers.
“This is the second phase of investment in the Highland mainline and aims to help deliver an hourly service, with average journey times reduced by around 10 minutes, and will also seek to improve the times of first and last trains between Inverness and the Central Belt and provide a better distribution of calls at the intermediate stations between Perth and Inverness. Pitlochry Railway Station
“This will help make rail a more viable public transport choice for all of the communities along the corridor.
“Freight operators will also benefit from the infrastructure enhancements.”
Network Rail will hold an information evening at Fishers Hotel, Pitlochry, on Thursday from 5pm until 8pm to talk about the work planned for the station.
This investment is vital to the introduction of a new fleet