New rail sta­tion tak­ing shape

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS -

A multi-mil­lion-pound rail train sta­tion in Kin­tore has taken a big step to­wards com­ple­tion this week.

The Aberdeen­shire town lost its rail link in the no­to­ri­ous Beech­ing cuts in 1964.

But now all Aberdeen to In­ver­ness trains will call at the new sta­tion, cost­ing £14.5 mil­lion, when it opens next May.

Re­con­nect­ing Kin­tore was in­cluded in plans to dou­ble-track the line be­tween the Gran­ite City and the High­land cap­i­tal.

This week, main con­trac­tor BAM Nut­tall lifted two 32ft-tall con­crete shafts into place at ei­ther side of the track.

The eight-ton struc­tures will form part of the new foot­bridge and lifts pro­vid­ing step-free ac­cess be­tween the two plat­forms.

The new sta­tion has been funded by Trans­port Scot­land, Aberdeen­shire Coun­cil and Nes­trans, to co­in­cide with Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment work to in­crease ser­vices be­tween Aberdeen and In­ver­ness.

The new sta­tion will also in­clude a 168-space car park.

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