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A train booking website has credited BBC smash hit The Traitors with a rise in the number of people travelling by rail to Inverness.
(Permalink) Inverness

The rail operator provided a replacement bus for people making the journey.
(Permalink) Frozen points Inverness Thurso Wick

Network Rail engineers have been working around-the-clock to re-open the railway in areas severely impacted by Storm Gerrit.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Carlisle Cupar Dumfries Dundee Glasgow Holywood Inverness Thornhill Thurso Wick

ScotRail has announced the re-opening of some Highland rail services.
(Permalink) Dingwall Elgin Inverness Kyle of Lochalsh Tain

Services to and from Aberdeen and Inverness will not resume on Thursday until inspections are carried out on routes.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Inverness ScotRail Storm Gerrit

Bus replacement services are being organised from December 27, but these are still being sourced and passengers are advised to check their journeys.
(Permalink) Buses Flooding Garve Inverness Kyle Line Kyle of Lochalsh

The Inverness to Wick and Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh services have resumed.
(Permalink) Beauly Far North Line Inverness Landslip

ScotRail has announced there will be rail replacement buses in operation today as train services between Wick and Inverness remain suspended.
(Permalink) Far North Line Inverness Rail replacement buses ScotRail Wick

Seven train services between Inverness and Glasgow have been cancelled today as Storm Pia batters Scotland.
(Permalink) Glasgow Inverness Storm Pia Weather

Train passengers on the Far North Line suffered some disruption today after a lorry hit a railway bridge in Inverness this afternoon.
(Permalink) Bridge strike Far North Line Inverness Shore Road

Scotrail is warning that storms will cause delays on today's train services between Inverness and Aberdeen.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Inverness Storm Ciarán

Major rail disruption between Inverness and Wick is set to continue into next week as Network Rail presses on with emergency storm damage repairs.
(Permalink) Brora Helmsdale Inverness Sea wall Wick

It comes after a heavily affected service and a yellow weather warning.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Inverness

Scotrail said passengers will need to change at Perth and Dundee.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Dundee Inverness Perth

ScotRail have confirmed that lines have reopened between Inverness and locations in the south.
(Permalink) Flooding Inverness ScotRail

Trains between Edinburgh and Inverness, and Glasgow and Inverness, will start and terminate at Perth.
(Permalink) Edinburgh Glasgow Inverness Perth

There is still significant disruption on the railways, and some roads remain closed.
(Permalink) Craigo Dundee Flooding Gleneagles Inverness Montrose Perth Weather

Culloden Road in Inverness will close for five weeks to enable Network Rail to make repairs to a railway bridge.
(Permalink) Culloden Road Inverness

The works will impact Inverness-Aberdeen, Kyle and Far North services at different weekends in October.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Elgin Engineering Works Far North Line Forres Garve Helmsdale Inverness Kyle of Lochalsh Wick

The heavy rain forecasts affecting the Highlands are expected to cause major disruption to train travels in the region this morning.
(Permalink) Cancellations Delays Flooding Glasgow Queen Street Inverness Kyle Of Lochalsh Perth Weather West Highland Line

From this week, services across the Highlands, Moray and Aberdeenshire will have catering available on board.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Food trolley Inverness ScotRail

The MSP has been pressed by constituents keen to see a return of a late night service that saves them a fortune on taxis.
(Permalink) Far North Line Inverness

Several ScotRail services connecting the Highland capital with the far north have been cancelled.
(Permalink) Cancelations Far North Line Inverness Storm Otto Thurso Weather Wick

No one was injured, but trains were cancelled between Aberdeen and Inverness.
(Permalink) Inverness Lower Cullernie Level Crossing Nairn

A proposal to make platforms at Inverness railway station more 'flexible' has been put on hold.
(Permalink) Inter7City Inverness

Inverness: HST + 4 at Inverness on 15th May 2019. Only the front loco was in the new Inter7City livery. The rest were in de-logoed First Great Western.
Crinan Dunbar 15/05/2019

Concerns have been raised about the future delivery of the Caledonian Sleeper rail service between Inverness and London.
(Permalink) Caledonian Sleeper Inverness London

Trains between Aberdeen and Inverness have been disrupted by a signalling fault on the line today.
(Permalink) Aberdeem Inverness Signalling fault

A sinkhole on the railway line has suspended all services between Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh.
(Permalink) Achnasheen Inverness Kyle Line Kyle of Lochalsh Sinkhole

A £400,000 scheme which would improve the flexibility of train use of Inverness station is not proceeding because ScotRail is unable to quantify the benefits.

Currently Inter7City trains, which operate over the Highland main line from the central belt, are restricted to Platform 1 at Inverness. With five passenger coaches and a power car at each end, they are significantly longer than ScotRails diesel units. [Full article requires subscription to TransportXtra. -RS]
(Permalink) Inter7City Inverness

Inverness: HST + 4 at Inverness on 15th May 2019. Only the front loco was in the new Inter7City livery. The rest were in de-logoed First Great Western.
Crinan Dunbar 15/05/2019

In terms of convenience, Edinburgh Waverley, with its famous in and out ramps, was pretty much the perfect station for motorists in the post-war era. Connecting the English capital and Perth via Edinburgh Waverley, the first car-sleeper rail services debuted in 1955 and allowed Scots motorists the freedom of taking their car on their holidays while avoiding the gruelling 450-mile drive south.
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Perth Carriage Sidings: Loaded wagons of the Perth-London Car Ferry Service at Perth Caledonian Road Depot in the mid to late 70s.
Aitken Scott //

Edinburgh Waverley: May 1995 saw the withdrawal of the Sleeper/Motorail service from Edinburgh to Plymouth. Car carrying vans, ready for business in the bay platforms at Waverley east end.
Bill Roberton /05/1995

Kensington Olympia: Motorail departure board, Kensington Olympia, 1969.
John Furnevel 05/06/1969

Commuters are facing a disruptive end to the year as forecasters warn of further snow showers.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Cancellations Edinburgh Inverness Inverness Montrose Perth ScotRail Weather

Transport Scotland will examine 16 options, which include dualling the A96 and rail improvements.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Inverness Keith Transport Scotland

Keith: An Inverness to Aberdeen service calls at Keith on 26 September 2017. Keith station is some distance from the town centre. Hardly surprising as this was the former junction station and the town had ...
David Panton 26/09/2017

Kinloss [3rd]: The former Kinloss Station on 12 September 2004. View is east from the level crossing looking towards Elgin. Kinloss station closed to passengers in May 1965. See image [[3657]]
John Furnevel 12/09/2004

Alves: The former Alves station, midway between Forres and Elgin, looking west from the road bridge in November 2005.
John Furnevel 02/11/2005

Dozens of major transformations to transport Scotland over the next 20 years have been officially recommended by the Scottish Government.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Rapid Transit Edinburgh Trams Edinburgh Waverley Ferries Fixed Links Glasgow Central Highland Main Line Inverness Nestrans Perth Perth-Dundee-Aberdeen corridor Rest and Be Thankful

Train users in Elgin are being offered a free bike for 24 hours.
(Permalink) Bicycle hire Brompton Bicycle Elgin Inverness Oban ScotRail

ScotRail is warning Highland commuters that a signalling fault on the line between Inverness and Aberdeen will be causing disruption this morning.
(Permalink) Elgin Inverness Signalling Fault

Further signalling trouble has hit the rail network in the Inverness area this afternoon.
(Permalink) Inverness Signalling fault

An amber weather warning in eastern Scotland has been extended with flooding leading to school closures and disruption on roads and railways.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Arbroath Cancellations Dalgety Bay Dundee Flooding Grantshouse Inverness Inverurie LNER Laurencekirk Linlithgow Montrose Rain ScotRail Weather

Rail services have been hit by the weather this morning. The East Coast Line is flooded at Dalgety Bay. The Dundee-Arbroath service is suspended along with services between Aberdeen and Inverurie. ScotRail has speed restrictions on many routes.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Arbroath Cancellations Dalgety Bay Dundee Flooding Grantshouse Inverness Inverurie LNER Laurencekirk Linlithgow Montrose Rain ScotRail Weather

Staff shortages on LNER trains are having a direct impact on north-east passengers.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Cancellations Inverness LNER Staff shortages

Network Rail has announced that a section of the line between Inverness and Aberdeen will be closed for eleven days to enable work on the Inverness Airport station programme.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Inverness Inverness Airport Line closure

Inverness Airport [Station]: Inverness airport continues to take shape with double track laid and platform work well advanced.
Network Rail /07/2022

Inverness Airport [Station]: View east from the new platforms of Inverness Airport station.
Network Rail /07/2022

Inverness Airport [Station]: Plans for the new Inverness Airport station.
Network Rail /12/2020

Train services running to and from Inverness will be disrupted due to a fault with the signalling system, a train operator has warned.
(Permalink) Inverness Signal fault

Instead the operator is offering more discounted tickets on two earlier services
(Permalink) Edinburgh Inverness ScotRail Tourists

Customers have been asked to consider alternatives to the busy 10:51 Inverness-Edinburgh service.
(Permalink) Edinburgh Inverness ScotRail Tourists

A guide has revealed the top three railway destinations to travel to from the North East this summer - and it includes one at the top of the country.

LNER has named a trio of tantalising locations that revellers just cannot miss as millions are set to take up holidays abroad.
(Permalink) Harrogate Inverness LNER Lincoln

Harrogate: 170461 pauses under the double bridge in Platform 3 at Harrogate working from York to Leeds on 2nd June 2022. This view looks in the direction of Leeds through the long bridges at the southern station ...
Mark Bartlett 02/06/2022

Inverness: Journey's end at Inverness for an LNER service from Kings Cross on 4th September 2019. The lead power-car was 43274 'Spirit of Sunderland'. It will not be long before this is replaced by a class 800 ...
Crinan Dunbar 04/09/2019

Lincoln Central: View north west across the platforms at Lincoln station on 20 March 2011.
John McIntyre 20/03/2011

Rail workers have announced that another four days of strike action will take place in the next two months.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Inverness RMT

Passengers are being reminded that services between Aberdeen and Inverness will be disrupted this weekend as work to build the new Inverness Airport station continues. [The masonry bridge will be removed and loop connected. -RS]
(Permalink) Aberdeen Inverness Inverness Airport Network Rail

Inverness Airport [Station]: Inverness airport continues to take shape with double track laid and platform work well advanced.
Network Rail /07/2022

Inverness Airport [Station]: View east from the new platforms of Inverness Airport station.
Network Rail /07/2022

ScotRail has increased services on its north Highland routes in an attempt to help those struggling with the reduced timetable.
(Permalink) Far North Line Inverness Kyle Line Kyle of Lochalsh ScotRail Thurso Timetabling Wick

Wick: Wick station, actually located in Pulteney, seen from the approach road which crosses the river Wick from the main part of the Burgh of Wick.
Colin McDonald 24/05/2013

Kyle of Lochalsh: The station at Kyle of Lochalsh, the building redolent of WHR station design, with a DMU waiting to depart with a service to Inverness on 21 September.
Alistair MacKenzie 21/09/2011

Inverness: Motive power line up under the trainshed at Inverness in March 2009 comprising (L to R) 158702, 158731 and 158741. On the far left 170403 can partly be seen having arrived from Glasgow.
Mark Bartlett 30/03/2009

Part of Anderson Street in Inverness will be temporarily closed.
(Permalink) Anderson Street Inverness Ness Viaduct

A train service between Inverness and Wick has been cancelled.
(Permalink) COVID-19 Cancellation Inverness Wick

Northbound train services have resumed as safety inspections along the Highland Main Line are completed.
(Permalink) Carrbridge Inverness Track inspection

It is following a reported landslip at Clunes with Network Rail Scotland trying to arrange buses between Inverness and Dingwall.
(Permalink) Clunes Inverness Landslip Muir of Ord

Clunes: West Coast Railways 37516 'Loch Laidon' and 37685 'Loch Arkaig', on the way from Inverness to Georgemas Junction to collect another load of timber. They are approaching the site of the former Clunes ...
John Gray 10/08/2020

Clunes: The site of the former Clunes station looking north.
Ewan Crawford 18/07/2004

Clunes: Eastbound Safeway train at Clunes. Ben Wyvis in background.
Ewan Crawford //

Trains across the country are having to abide by speed restrictions amidst heavy rain. Services to Aberdeen, Inverness, Oban and Mallaig are among those
(Permalink) Aberdeen Inverness Mallaig Oban Rain Speed restrictions Weather

A train track trespasser who walked near live lines caused a train driver to sound her horn and stop her engine.
(Permalink) Inverness Trespass

ScotRail's new timetable heralds potentially good news for Moray workers who commute to Inverness. However, anyone planning a night out in the Highland capital will still be forced to trail back home again well before the pubs shut. The rail company has announced an extra early morning train to Inverness in its new timetable, which will come into effect from December 12.
(Permalink) Elgin Inverness

Aberdeen to Inverness trains have resumed for the first time after being suspended on Friday during the peak of Storm Arwen - but it is to take longer to clear the line to Dundee.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Dundee Inverness ScotRail Storm Arwen Weather

Tesco, Britain's biggest grocery retailer says it has beaten supply chain issues by increasing its use of rail freight. The giant retailer has told markets it has not stopped yet and intends to increase its use of trains to distribute produce by almost forty per cent. Management has credited investment in rail freight for helping []
(Permalink) Channel Tunnel Inverness Spain Tesco

Bay Horse: Knowing that a single Class 88 can haul the Tesco Express over Shap and Beattock makes the sight of two with two four wheel container wagons all the more incongruous. 88003 'Genesis' and 88007 ...
Mark Bartlett 01/07/2019

Aviemore: Scene at Aviemore following a shower of rain on the morning of 13 September 2017. Approaching from the south is DRS 66422 with the 0504 Mossend - Inverness Tesco containers.
Andy Furnevel 13/09/2017

Barton and Broughton: On the roll again after waiting in the goods loop just south of the closed Barton and Broughton station. 66419 accelerates a lengthy Tesco container northwards past the old station building on a very ...
Mark Bartlett 01/08/2009

By Stewart Nicol, chief executive Inverness Chamber of Commerce. LNERs timetable consultation process involved my engagement in one of their stakeholder events and then making a formal submission on proposed changes to their daily service between Inverness and King's Cross. This is our only direct daily surface connection with London and is also the preferred choice for many in our business community seeking to have a full day of face-to-face engagement in the central belt.
(Permalink) Inverness Inverness Chamber of Commerce LNER London King's Cross Stewart Nicol

Signalling woes in Inverness causing major disruption to Far North Line railway journeys
(Permalink) Far North Line Georgemas Junction Inverness Signalling fault Thurso Wick

Train services north of Perth are returning to normal after being delayed due to heavy rain in the area.

Services between Dunkeld and Birnam, and Blair Atholl, as well as Aberdeen and Inverness, were running at reduced speeds on Monday morning.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Blair Atholl Dunkeld Flooding Inverness Rain Weather

A railway station controller with ScotRail had to avoid being punched after ushering a man out of the concourse at Inverness.
(Permalink) Inverness

Heavy rain was causing travel misery for rail passengers in the Highlands on Monday after reduced 40mph speed limits were introduced on some routes.
(Permalink) Inverness ScotRail Weather

People are being reminded about the dangers of ignoring warning lights and leaving the gate open at Lower Cullernie crossing, between Inverness and Nairn. [This crossing is just east of Allanfearn.]
(Permalink) Allanfearn Inverness Lower Cullernie Level Crossing Nairn

Lower Cullernie Level Crossing: Lower Cullernie Level Crossing seen from the road. The view is north towards Alturlie Point.
Network Rail /04/2021

New multimillion-pound transport hub plans for Inverness have taken another major step forward.
(Permalink) HiTrans Inverness

Inverness: A full house of diesel multiple units, of Classes 158 and 170, seen from the concourse at Inverness at 1700hrs on 26th September 2018.
Crinan Dunbar 26/09/2018

Some disruption was still hitting the Far North Line on Tuesday “ following Monday's suspension of Inverness-Wick services during 'extreme weather'.
(Permalink) Far North Line Inverness Thurso Weather Wick

Dozens of cancellations were causing major disruption for Highland rail passengers on Monday morning - amid two active weather warnings.
(Permalink) Cancellations Inverness Thurso Weather Wick

Dozens of cancellations were causing major disruption for Highland rail passengers on Monday morning “ amid two active weather warnings.
(Permalink) Cancellations Inverness Perth Weather

RAIL passengers on the Inverness-Aberdeen line are facing delays of up to 50 minutes after another signal fault in the Highlands.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Inverness Keith

Flooding has brought major disruption to the Inverness-Aberdeen rail line - the second rain-related delay in a matter of days.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Flooding Inverness

Passengers, and freight customers, will benefit from more than £16m of investment in Scotland's Railway over this Christmas and New Year. Engineers will be relaying track, renewing junctions and refurbishing structures across the country with work taking place in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth and Inverness. In Glasgow, a key line into Glasgow Queen Street High Level station will be affected from Christmas Day until January 2 while engineers renew points - rails which move to allow trains to cross from one track to another - and replace over 1km of track at Cadder. This will have an impact on some services in and out of Glasgow Queen Street, but alternative routes between Glasgow and Edinburgh will be available. A number of services will continue to run. On the south side of the Clyde, engineers will be working from New Year's Day until the early hours of January 4, to renew junctions and life-expired track between Muirhouse and Eglinton Street, near Glasgow Central. In Stirlingshire, engineers will be delivering a range of works to renew track, upgrade signalling and level crossings while in Perth and Inverness works will be delivered to improve track at both stations.
(Permalink) Cadder Christmas Eglinton Street Inverness Muirhouse Perth Rail works

Haymarket East Junction: Works at Haymarket, Christmas 2019.
Network Rail /12/2019

Commuters in Moray have hit out at a timetable shake-up poised to reduce the amount of morning trains. A review of connections from Elgin to Inverness is due to remove one of the early shuttle services between the stations from next month.
(Permalink) Elgin Inverness Timetabling

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

severe weather will impact rail services between Kyle of Lochalsh and Inverness, ScotRail has warned. The rail operator has advised passengers that recent rough weather has necessitated the cancellation of some Monday morning services between the Highland capital and Lochalsh. 'Due to severe weather, services on our Oban/Mallaig & Kyle of Lochalsh routes will be disrupted tomorrow morning [Monday],' said a spokesman.
(Permalink) Inverness Kyle of Lochalsh Mallaig Oban Weather cancellations

Caithness is playing a key role in a £195k project which hopes to show that moving timber by rail is a viable and greener alternative to using roads.

(Permalink) A9 A99 Dalcross Far North Line Georgemas Junction Hitrans Inverness Network Rail Norbord Scottish Forestry Timber Transport Scotland Victa Railfreight

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

Hundreds of lorry loads of timber could be removed from the A9 in Ross-shire after almost £200,000 was allocated to a rail freight trial by Victa Railfreight.
(Permalink) A9 Dalcross Far North Line Georgemas Junction Hitrans Inverness Network Rail Norbord Scottish Forestry Timber Transport Scotland Victa Railfreight

Major improvements to Inverness railway station announced more than a year ago have been delayed, and no timetable has been drawn up for their completion.

A £6 million revamp of the station was first announced several years ago and it was thought the work would begin in summer 2018, with funding already in place for the first phase.

Plans for a pedestrianised frontage at Station Square had to be abandoned after the owners of the Royal Highland Hotel refused to give up their lease on several parking places there, but by December it was understood work would begin in 2019.
(Permalink) Inverness Royal Highland Hotel

Inverness: The main entrance to Inverness Station, facing onto Station Square, just off Academy Street, on 19 November 2014. The Royal Highland Hotel (formerly The Station Hotel) stands alongside on the right.
Andy Furnevel 19/11/2014

Rail passengers doubtless welcomed the recent news that Transport Scotland had awarded a £10 million contract for upgrading crossing loops at Aviemore and Pitlochry as part of a wider £57m programme to enhance the largely single-track Highland Main Line (HML) from Perth to Inverness. But - compared with the steady progress of the £3bn dualling of the parallel A9 road - is that rail funding enough to make trains fully competitive with the car, the coach and the lorry?
(Permalink) A9 Aviemore David Spaven Highland Main Line Inverness Perth

The latest generation of Intercity Express trains arrived at the Inverness depot for the first time yesterday ahead of its introduction later this year.

It is hoped that Hitachi's 'train with a brain' will offer greater comfort, shorter journeys and be much kinder to the environment while its on board computer will make it safer.

Designated the British Rail Class 800, it incorporates technology from Japan's famous 'bullet trains' and is part of the UK government's £5.7 billion Intercity Express Programme.
(Permalink) Class 800 Hitachi Inverness

Moy: GWR liveried Hitachi Class 800 Azuma, No. 800303 forms the 5X71 ECS working from Craigentinny to Inverness crossing the freezing cold moor at Moy on 27th February 2018. (Strictly as GWR, this is a Int ...
John Gray 27/02/2018

The HiTrans Autumn Newsletter contains many interesting railway items.

Elgin: the loop is being extended at the west end over Wards Road. Signal control is passing to Inverness. New power points will give access to Elgin Yard which will become a ScotRail overnight stabling depot.

Forres: The new two-platform station is due for completion soon, allowing trains to cross without delay. Waterford level crossing is to be closed, with access via the new bridge over the railway at the new station.

Inverness Airport, Dalcross: Provision of a new railway stop at Inverness Airport is dependent on closure of the Dalcross (Petty) level
crossing. The Case for Closure is being drawn up by Network Rail.

Inverness Rail East: Given the scale of developments east of the A9, HITRANS proposed to investigate the feasibility of providing stations at
Seafield, Inverness Campus/Beechwood, and Stratton.

Inverness Railway Station: The £6 million upgrade of the railway station featuring improvements to the faade and concourse and introduction of
new retail outlets is under way.

At Rose Street, work is under way to create new fuelling and CET (toilet tanking) facilities for the new Virgin Trains East Coast Inter-City Express
trains. Further work will entail the provision of shore supplies to the platforms.

Invergordon: Talks are being held with ScotRail regarding a possible upgrade of the Inverness-bound platform (currently under the eaves) and
new signage to benefit passengers from cruise liners berthed at the port looking for independent off-boat excursions.

(Permalink) Dalcross Elgin Forres Invergordon Inverness Inverness Airport New station

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 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.
(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 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

Tilting trains should run on lines north to Aberdeen and Inverness to cut journey times by 20 per cent so rail could better compete with road travel, a transport think tank has urged.
The move would shorten rail trips from Edinburgh to Aberdeen trips to less than 2 hours and to Inverness to 2 hours 40 minutes, according to the Scottish Association of Public Transport (SAPT).
The group argued that tilting diesel trains such as Voyagers, which can go round corners faster, would become available when other lines are electrified.
It fears that without significant improvements, rail travel to northern Scotland will become increasingly unattractive as driving times are reduced with the dualling of the A9 and A96.
(Permalink) A9 A96 Aberdeen Highland Main Line Inverness Scottish Association of Public Transport Tilting

Dalwhinnie: A Glasgow Queen Street - Inverness service runs north through Dalwhinnie station on 25 August 2007.
John Furnevel 25/08/2007

Fordoun: The morning HST service from Leeds to Aberdeen passes the former station at Fordoun (closed 1956) between Laurencekirk and Stonehaven on 20 October 2012.
John McIntyre 20/10/2012

Perth: A4 60019 'Bittern' restarts from Perth in the mid 1960s with a Glasgow Buchanan Street - Aberdeen train.
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) //

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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

A rail users' group is calling for more trains on the far north line to help ease congestion on the A9 and in Inverness.
(Permalink) A9 Far North Line Inverness

Kildonan: Southbound 158 service stops at Kildonan in 2006.
Bill Roberton //2006

The Mound: Inverness train speeds past The Mound station in July 2004 seen from the goods loading bank at the south end. The former Dornoch branch platform is on the right.
Ewan Crawford /07/2004

Golspie: Rush hour at Golspie on 30 August 2007 as the 0923 to the far north pulls into the platform. The group had arrived at the station on a tour bus (just visible on the left) 10 minutes earlier.
John Furnevel 30/08/2007

Traffic on the A9 could be significantly reduced if more Highland businesses used a new rail freight service to transport goods to the central belt, it was claimed yesterday.
(Permalink) A9 Grangemouth Inverness Stobart Rail

A rail freight service is launched in a bid to cut congestion on the A9 route to Inverness.
(Permalink) A9 Grangemouth Inverness Stobart Rail

A new rail freight interchange, which is expected to take thousands of lorries off the A9, will be formally opened next week by the Scottish Government's transport minister.
(Permalink) A9 Grangemouth Inverness Stobart Rail

The first minister pledges to reduce Inverness to Edinburgh rail journey times and make the A9 safer.
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Inverness: Scotrail HST on platform 3 at Inverness prior to working the 17:13 to Aberdeen on 4th October 2023.
Crinan Dunbar 04/10/2023

Inverness: Inverness 1 May 2017.
John Yellowlees 01/05/2017

Inverness: An early crest, and a modern poster, in the train shed at Inverness.
Crinan Dunbar 23/05/2023

The Scottish Executive has awarded EWS with £1m for timber traffic. The grant will be broken up as follows;

- £158,000 to partly finance the re-development of the rail freight depot at Beattock for timber. EWS is seeking further funding.

- £766,000 for a track access grant for timber sent by rail from Fort William, Crianlarich and Arrochar to Chirk in North Wales.

- £143,000 for a track access grant for timber from Kinbrace in Sutherland to Inverness. The project is also supported by the Highland Council, the Forestry Commission, the Highland Rail Partnership and EWS.

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