News - Aberdeen




Contact the news and picture editor. Twitter feed    RSS Feed

Themes   COVID-19   ScotRail   Scotrail   New station   Caledonian MacBrayne   Weather   Glasgow District Subway   Class 484   Sheffield derailment   Sheffield   Largs   Largs Yacht Haven   Network Rail   Borders Railway   Edinburgh Trams   Isle of Wight   Signalling   ORR   HS2   

Aberdeen City Council has started a public consultation into two parallel studies for transport links to Aberdeen South Harbour and Wellington Road. Over the last 18 months, Aberdeen City Council has worked with partners to assess options through the STAG appraisal process for both studies. The next stage in the process is engaging with local stakeholders and members of the public to seek views on the likely impacts of the options for each study on individuals and businesses to assist the City Council in maximising the opportunities that the studies present locally, ...
(Permalink) Aberdeen

A fund for the families of three men killed in the Stonehaven train derailment raises more than £142,000.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Carmont Derailment Dundee Landslide Stonehaven derailment

The next stage of plans to improve journey times between Aberdeen and the Central Belt could be accelerated - a new report has said.
(Permalink) Aberdeen

The line between Aberdeen and Dundee closed after the crash in August which left three people dead.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Carmont Derailment Dundee Landslide Stonehaven derailment

Trains between Aberdeen and Inverness have been delayed today.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Inverness Leaves on line

Rail passengers on the Inverness-Aberdeen line are facing disruption this morning caused by flooding.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Dyce Flooding

The rail facility improvements in Aberdeen are expected by ScotRail to take about a year.
(Permalink) Aberdeen


Aberdeen: Pedestrian approach to Aberdeen station and Union Square shopping centre, April 2017
Andy Furnevel 18/04/2017


Aberdeen: The concourse at Aberdeen station, looking south towards bay platforms 3 to 5 on 15 June 2009. (There is no platform 1 or 2).
David Panton 15/06/2009


Aberdeen: The impressive remodelled outer concourse at Aberdeen station, seen on 13 October 2010. This is now part of the Union Square development (shopping / cinemas / restaurants / bus station / hotel etc.) See image [[12347]]
Colin Martin 13/10/2010

A vintage event inspired by a north-east railway line is set to take place at an Aberdeen charity shop.

Barnardos on Union Street will host the event on September 19 and 20, which will be themed around the Aberdeen to Ballater Deeside Railway line.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Ballater Barnados Deeside Railway

A new shuttle service between Montrose and Edinburgh will be introduced from Monday, 14 September to allow customers travelling in the north east to complete their journey by rail.
The service will run Monday to Saturday between Montrose and Edinburgh, and between Montrose and Dundee on Sundays.
It follows the introduction of a rail shuttle service between Aberdeen and Stonehaven last week.
Existing replacement bus services between Dundee and Aberdeen remain in place for customers travelling beyond Montrose.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Dundee Montrose Shuttle service

Rail passengers travelling on the Inverness-Aberdeen line face possible disruption over the next two weekends.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Dyce Elgin Huntly Insch Inverness Inverurie Keith Kintore Nairn

ScotRail has introduced a shuttle service between Aberdeen and Stonehaven to keep customers in the north east moving.

The new shuttle service, which was introduced today (Monday, 31 August), calls at Aberdeen, Portlethen, and Stonehaven, with some services extended to start or terminate at Inverurie or Dyce. A replacement bus service remains in place between Dundee and Stonehaven.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Carmont Derailment Portlethen Shuttle Shuttle service Stonehaven derailment

The early phases of the Aberdeen station redevelopment project will begin on Monday.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Station improvement


Aberdeen: Hourly Aberdeen to Montrose stopping services seem to have sneaked into the timetable when I wasn't looking. They give Portlethen and Laurencekirk a regular service, but this train anyway was rather empty. The scene is Aberdeen's Platform 4 on 2 October 2019.
David Panton 02/10/2019


Aberdeen: As I alighted from the Class 158 from Stonehaven at Aberdeen on 10th January 2019 I was immediately hit by the strong smell of gloss paint. The whole of the station is covered in scaffolding with workmen beavering away. The north half of the main concourse is rather gloomy in its current state.
Alan Cormack 10/01/2019


Aberdeen: Looking north across the platforms in September 2018. From left to right: through platforms 7 (empty) and 6, then bays 5, 4 and 3. The former platforms 2 and 1 are both used for stabling; there's a 158 in the shortened(?) former Platform 1.
David Panton 20/09/2018

Commuters are facing delays and cancellations to train services after a tree fell on the line north of Aberdeen.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Cancellations Great North of Scotland Railway

Commitment to decarbonise passenger rail services by 2035. Plans to decarbonise Scotland's rail passenger services by 2035 have been launched by Transport Secretary Michael Matheson today.



Railscot note - PDF page 8 shows electrification of lines by 2035:

- Glasgow - Aberdeen - Inverurie

- All lines in Fife including Levenmouth

- Highland Main Line

- Borders line

- Glasgow - Barrhead - Dumfries - Carlisle

- East Kilbride

- Kilmarnock - Ayr

- Anniesland - Maryhill

Partial electrification or alternative technology:

- Ayr- Girvan

- Inverurie - Inverness - Tain

Battery or alternative technology:

- West Highland Lines

- Far North Line

- Kyle Line

- Girvan - Stranraer
(Permalink) Aberdeen Barrhead Battery train Borders line Dumfries East Kilbride Electrification Far North Line Fife Girvan Highland Main Line Inverurie Kilmarnock Kyle Line Levenmouth Maryhill Stranraer Tain West Highland Lines


Scotland: Transport Scotland - Rail Services Decarbonisation Action Plan for 2035. Lines shown in red are to be electrified. Those in yellow to be alternative traction, possibly prior to electrification. Those in green to be alternative traction with a permanent solution such as battery use.
Transport Scotland 28/07/2020

ScotRail has announced that an £8million redevelopment of Aberdeen station is set to begin later this year.
The project will see significant changes to the look and feel of the station, which has sat in the heart of Aberdeen city centre for more than 150 years.
Morrison Construction will deliver the work which will enhance facilities for customers and staff at the station. Once complete the project will deliver:



(Permalink) Aberdeen Station improvement


Aberdeen: The concourse at Aberdeen station, looking south towards bay platforms 3 to 5 on 15 June 2009. (There is no platform 1 or 2).
David Panton 15/06/2009


Aberdeen: The spacious and welcoming refurbished northside interior at Aberdeen on 19 June 2008.
Andy Furnevel 19/06/2008

They are snapshots from a bygone age: a time when trams ferried people round Aberdeen and steam trains passed the Denburn en-route to the many stations dotted across the north-east.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Great North of Scotland Railway

The costs of two more flagship rail projects in Scotland have soared.
A Sunday Post investigation earlier this month revealed works on lines between Edinburgh and Glasgow, and Aberdeen to Inverness, were tens of millions of pounds over budget.
Now its been confirmed that electrification work on the Stirling, Alloa and Dunblane lines, as well as a 46-mile section of the Shotts line, is currently 50% over budget.
The Office of Rail and Road confirmed it had launched an investigation into the budget overruns, blamed on poor design and extra costs of meeting safety legislation.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Alloa Dunblane Edinburgh Electrification Glasgow Inverness Overspend Shotts Stirling

The principal contractor for the £170m upgrade of the Aberdeen to Inverness rail line has been appointed.
BAM will carry out the work, the first phase of which is due for completion in 2019.
A half-hourly commuter service between Aberdeen and Inverurie will be introduced, along with additional peak services between Inverness and Elgin.
Infrastructure will be installed to allow new stations to be built at Dalcross and Kintore.
(Permalink) Aberdeen BAM Dalcross Elgin Inverness Inverness Airport Kintore New station


Forres [2nd]: An afternoon Inverness - Aberdeen service calls at Forres on 25 May 2012.
John Furnevel 25/05/2012


Dalcross: The former Dalcross station, between Inverness and Nairn, viewed from the north side of the level crossing in July 2011. The station closed in 1965 and like a number of others on this line is now a private residence. If a new station opens for Inverness Airport as proposed it will be sited to the east of here.
Mark Bartlett 01/07/2011


Kintore: With the remains of Kintore station platform behind the photographer, an Inverness service disappears towards Inverurie on 19 October 2012. The line to Alford curved away to the left at this point and is still identifiable as such for a short distance.
John McIntyre 19/10/2012

A £170m investment package has been confirmed by First Minister Alex Salmond for the Inverness to Aberdeen railway.
Over the next five years, there will be a redoubling of the track between Aberdeen and Inverurie.
Platforms at Insch and Elgin will be extended to accommodate six-car trains.
Signalling improvements will be made at Elgin, the station at Forres relocated and work done so new stations can be built at Kintore and Dalcross.
Kintore's original station was closed in the 1960s. Dalcross is close to Inverness Airport.
Future phases of the scheme will support an hourly service between the cities with average journey time reducing to about two hours, it was announced.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Dalcross Elgin Forres Insch Inverness Inverness Airport Kintore New station


Forres [2nd]: An afternoon Inverness - Aberdeen service calls at Forres on 25 May 2012.
John Furnevel 25/05/2012


Dalcross: The former Dalcross station, between Inverness and Nairn, viewed from the north side of the level crossing in July 2011. The station closed in 1965 and like a number of others on this line is now a private residence. If a new station opens for Inverness Airport as proposed it will be sited to the east of here.
Mark Bartlett 01/07/2011


Kintore: With the remains of Kintore station platform behind the photographer, an Inverness service disappears towards Inverurie on 19 October 2012. The line to Alford curved away to the left at this point and is still identifiable as such for a short distance.
John McIntyre 19/10/2012

Plans for a railways revolution in the north-east aimed at boosting commuter links to and from Aberdeen are back on track.
Transport chiefs want more frequent services for travellers heading in and out of the city for work from towns such as Inverurie and Stonehaven.
And a wish-list of new stations has been drawn up - including Kintore, Persley, Kittybrewster, Cove and Newtonhill - which is facing major expansion with a new town at Chapelton of Elsick.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Chapelton of Elsick Cove Inverurie Kintore Kittybrewster Newtonhill Persley Stonehaven


Newtonhill: Site of the former Newtonhill station between Stonehaven and Aberdeen, closed to passengers in June 1956. View north in November 2006.
John Furnevel 09/11/2006


Cove: A class 47 takes a container train north towards Aberdeen through the site of the former Cove station on 07 December 1974.
John McIntyre 07/12/1974


Kittybrewster [2nd]: B1 no 61242 Alexander Reith Gray running south wrong-line through Kittybrewster station in September 1960. The locomotive is thought to be on its way from Kittybrewster shed (the top of the coaling plant can be seen above the tender) to Aberdeen station to pick up a train. From the ground signal the locomotive appears to be clear to use the crossover behind the camera.
K A Gray 06/09/1960

A freight train has derailed at Aberdeen causing major problems with services.

The train came off the line in Aberdeen at around 4.50pm on Wednesday.

The derailment has caused 'significant disruption' to cross-country rail services.

Buses have been put on between Stonehaven and both Aberdeen and Dundee.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Derailment

Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 18:00 - Free (Non-ticketed)

Royal OverSeas League, 100 Princes Street Edinburgh.

Supported by ScotRail, award-winning Edinburgh artist Leo du Feu captures the breathtaking views from Scotland's Railways. Featuring the Aberdeen-Inverness and Glasgow-Stranraer lines, detailed miniature paintings and sketches reveal Scotland's hidden treasures.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Artist Inverness Leo du Feu ScotRail Stranraer

KML version