Plans to build a new link road to ease congestion in Elgin may have already hit a dead end amid plans to expand the towns railway station. Moray Council spent £100,000 on forming a transport strategy to ease gridlock around the heart of the town last year. Among the ideas, which would cost up to £30million to implement, was the creation of a new route between Maisondieu Road and Ashgrove Road in the east of the town. The proposal would have involved purchasing an area of sidings east of Elgins railway station for construction work. However, it has now emerged that Scotrail want to build a new depot and overnight stabling buildings for diesel trains alongside the tracks.
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