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Rail passengers travelling on the Inverness-Aberdeen line face possible disruption over the next two weekends.
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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
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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.
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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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.