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Rail upgrades which could cut travel times between Aberdeen and the central belt by more than 20 minutes are in line to be finished by 2026.
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Passengers aboard a NorthLink ferry from Shetland are facing a 213-mile diversion after the vessel suffered a fouled propeller on approach to Aberdeen.
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[See official news item of the 19th below.] The next steps of the £8 million redevelopment of Aberdeen station have been unveiled by ScotRail.
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ScotRail is continuing with the next phase of the £8million redevelopment of Aberdeen station.

The project will make significant changes to the look of the station, which has sat in the heart of Aberdeen city centre for more than 150 years.

Since Christmas, work has been taking place to conserve, maintain and protect the listed building areas of the station.

The train operator is also redeveloping staff accommodation and building additional operational staff areas around platform two to allow for future growth.
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Aberdeen: Aberdeen railway station concourse on 16th May 2018. Just follow the green line to the rail replacement bus. The buses are only up the stairs, across the connecting bridge into the multi story car par ...
Alan Cormack 16/05/2018


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 work ...
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 15 ...
David Panton 20/09/2018

Scotrail has unveiled the next stage of an £8millon revamp of Aberdeen train station.
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Organisations across the North East are coming together to showcase walking & cycling projects that are improving how we travel around the area. Nestrans, along with Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Councils, and NHS Grampian, will be presenting to elected members, local authority officers, and representatives from key partners. The event, Moving Towards Net Zero, will detail the ongoing and upcoming active and sustainable travel projects that aim to make the area cleaner, greener, healthier, and safer. Topics include the new Regional Transport Strategy, Active Travel Action Plans, the Integrated Towns project, ...
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They turned out in the teeth of a howling blizzard to mark a special moment in Aberdeens history the last tram to run from Torry.
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A call for answers has been made about a multi-million-pound promise to improve rail journey times.
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Aberdeen: An Inverness service boards at Platform 6 South Aberdeen, probably chosen in preference to the more intuitive north end to allow passengers arriving at Platform 5 (left) to change easily. As to why a ...
David Panton 20/09/2018


Aberdeen: ScotRail HST at Aberdeen.
John Yellowlees 12/09/2017


Aberdeen: Sleeper services didn't have a good day on the 29th. I was walking into town up South College Street and wondered why GBRf 66704 was overhead and soon found out when I got to Clayhills at 13:00, so I ...
Duncan Ross 29/10/2019

RAIL passengers on the Inverness-Aberdeen line are facing delays of up to 50 minutes after another signal fault in the Highlands.
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The north-east has bucked a national trend when it comes to rail travel, with a steep rise in the number of passengers travelling by train.
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A series of flood alerts have been issued for Tayside - with rail services between Dundee and Aberdeen brought to a halt due to a major downpour.
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Flooding has brought major disruption to the Inverness-Aberdeen rail line - the second rain-related delay in a matter of days.
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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, ...
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A fund for the families of three men killed in the Stonehaven train derailment raises more than £142,000.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Carron Water Bridge [West 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.
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The line between Aberdeen and Dundee closed after the crash in August which left three people dead.
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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.
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The rail facility improvements in Aberdeen are expected by ScotRail to take about a year.
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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.) S ...
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.
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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.
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Rail passengers travelling on the Inverness-Aberdeen line face possible disruption over the next two weekends.
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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.
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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 e ...
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 work ...
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 15 ...
David Panton 20/09/2018

Commuters are facing delays and cancellations to train services after a tree fell on the line north of Aberdeen.
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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 ...
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:



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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 pr ...
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 ...
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.
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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 pr ...
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 ...
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.
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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 coa ...
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.
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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.
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