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The final costs for a north-east train station are still being determined.
(Permalink) Kintore New station

Long-awaited plans for a new railway station at Inverness Airport have been lodged with the local authority in a 'milestone' moment for the multi-million-pound venture.
(Permalink) Inverness Airport New station

Plans for a railway station to return to East Linton following an absence of more than 50 years have been lodged with East Lothian Council. [For Network Rail announcement see See news item of the 14th.]
(Permalink) East Linton New station

Levenmouth rail link campaigners have urged people to have their say on locations for two new railway stations.
(Permalink) Leven Railway Levenmouth New station

Network Rail Scotlands proposal for a new train station at Reston in the Scottish Borders has taken a major step forward.
(Permalink) East Coast Main Line New station North British Railway Reston


Reston: Scene at Reston, Berwickshire, looking south on 14 August 2018. The Virgin East Coast 0800 Kings Cross - Edinburgh has just run through the site of the former station. This is one of the locations on the Edinburgh - Berwick section of the ECML being considered for reopening. Part of Main Street can be seen running through the village on the left.
Andy Furnevel 14/08/2018


Reston: The 1000 Kings Cross - Edinburgh Waverley passing Reston on 29 July 1967 behind D9010 King's Own Scottish Borderer.
Dougie Squance (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 29/07/1967

Network Rail has submitted a planning application to East Lothian Council for a new railway station in East Linton.
(Permalink) East Coast Main Line East Linton New station North British Railway


East Linton: One of the former stations on the Edinburgh - Berwick route being considered for reopening is East Linton in rural East Lothian, some 20 miles out from Waverley. The station here opened in 1846 as plain Linton, with the name change taking place in 1864. East Linton closed to all traffic in May 1964. The old station buildings are seen here on 14 August 2018, with the LNER 0930 ex-Kings Cross about to run through en route to Edinburgh, where it is scheduled to arrive 16 minutes later.
Andy Furnevel 14/08/2018

The Mens Shed at Bayview was the recipient of the first load of logs which originated from the vegetation clearance on the branch line between Thornton Junction and Leven.
(Permalink) Leven Levenmouth New station Thornton Junction


East Fife Central Junction: Ken Whyte, Chair of the Shed at Bayview, said: 'One of the skills we were hoping to develop was forest craft. When we heard that Network Rail were clearing along the railway line prior to work commencing on the new Levenmouth Railway Link we got in touch. We asked if we could get some logs for 'The Shed' and boy did they deliver! 'We will cut the logs into manageable pieces and use them for a variety of projects. The Oak and Ash will be turned into custom made plaques and longer pieces will be turned into seating benches which we will donate to the new church hall at Wellesley Parish Church.'
Network Rail /12/2020


East Fife Central Junction: View west to the former East Fife Central Junction showing clearance works.
Network Rail /12/2020

Revised plans a double platform railway station at Inverness Airport have been submitted to the Highland Council. Proposals drawn up by BAM Nuttall and AECOM on behalf of Network Rail, include a footbridge, lift, car parking, bus drop off zone and waiting shelters at Dalcross near the new town of Tornagrain.
(Permalink) Dalcross Inverness Airport New station Tornagrain

A delayed consultation on plans for the Levenmouth rail link will finally begin next week.
(Permalink) Levenmouth New station


Cameron Bridge: Looking west from Station Road, over the former Cameron Bridge station and yard on 20th November 2020, with vegetation clearance well advanced.
Bill Roberton 20/11/2020

Almost 60 years after the widespread axing of hundreds of Scottish railway stations, proposals have been made to reverse the closures and boost the economy.
(Permalink) Cove Evanton Fraserburgh New station Newtonhill

Proposals for a new marina railway station in Largs have received a mixed reaction.
(Permalink) Largs Largs Yacht Haven New station

A new multi-million pound railway station in Largs have moved a step closer.
(Permalink) Largs Largs Yacht Haven New station


Largs: An EMU leaving Largs for Glasgow in Spring 1988 andpassing the Marina. The scene is much changed today - a hard-standing occupies the area to the right and it is usually full of yachts and other craft.
Colin Miller //1988


Largs: The 'Pencil' and the Largs Branch in 1990 when it was still showing the scars of lifting the northbound line.
Ewan Crawford //1990

New railway station next to Inverness Airport could be open by late 2022.
(Permalink) Dalcross Inverness Airport New station

Kintore could be one of a number of new north-east railway stations to open in the coming years.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Crossrail Kintore New station

Kintore re-joined Scotland's Railway after an absence of 56 years this morning (Thursday, October 15) with the opening of the towns new station.

Providing an interchange between rail and road, the two-platform station is fully accessible with step-free access between platforms via a footbridge with lifts.

Built by Network Rail and main contractor BAM Nuttall, the new station has extensive car parking including disabled and electric charging bays and bike storage.

With 24 of the 168 parking spaces fitted with electric charging points, Kintore station is also now the largest electric vehicle charging place in the north east of Scotland.

Connected to the local bus network the station also links into the Inverurie-Kintore cycle path.

Elements of the original station, including heritage benches and salvaged signs, have been reincorporated into the new facility.
(Permalink) Kintore New station Re-opening


Kintore: Electric vehicle charging points at the new Kintore station.
Network Rail 15/10/2020


Kintore: An aerial view of Kintore station taken the day before re-opening.
Network Rail 14/10/2020


Kintore: First trains at Kintore on its day of re-opening. 43003 calls at the station.
Network Rail 15/10/2020

Developers will be urged to set out what they will do for the community of Gorebridge as the latest phase of creating a new community moves forward. ... Concerns were raised by Councillor Peter Smaill about the impact of additional housing on parking at Gorebridge Railway Station, which is already at capacity. Planning convenor Russell Imrie pointed out that land had been set aside for a new Redheugh Railway Station, with the suggestion that trains on the line could alternate between stopping at Gorebridge or Redheugh. Mr Arnsdorf confirmed that the land was there for a railway halt at Redheugh but cautioned councillors that ScotRail are not going to bring that forward until they have customers there. [Railscot note: Redheugh is between Newtongrange and Gorebridge. The station site would be the location of the reversing sidings for the Lady Victoria Pit.]
(Permalink) Borders Railway Gorebridge New station Redheugh

Rail services will return to Kintore after almost 60 years absence next Thursday 15 October 2020. Funded by Transport Scotland, Aberdeenshire Council and Nestrans, the £15 million station was built by Network Rail and has fully accessible, step-free access between platforms via a footbridge with lifts. The station, which will be managed by ScotRail, is also the largest electric vehicle charging location in north east Scotland, with 24 of the 168 spaces at the new transport hub fitted with charging points. Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity ... Read More
(Permalink) Kintore New station

Services will begin stopping at the new station from Thursday, October 15.
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Vintage railway signs will once again welcome passengers to Kintore when the communitys new £14.5 million station opens next month.
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Kintore: ScotRail 158707, on the 14:20 departure from Inverurie to Inverness, passes through the new platforms at Kintore on 22nd August 2019.
Duncan Ross 22/08/2019


Kintore [1st]: The 1854 station at Kintore, Aberdeenshire, looking north on 12th August 1958. Class J38 0-6-0 65911 is passing southbound, ex-works from Inverurie. In the middle distance beyond the signal box the branch to Alford (left) and the main line to Keith divide. Kintore station closed in December 1964.
David Murray-Smith 12/08/1958

Councillors at the Garioch area committee have agreed to funding which will bring the bikes to Kintore when the new facility opens later this year.
(Permalink) Kintore New station

The north-east's newest station is planned to open in October.
(Permalink) Kintore New station


Kintore: A ten metre, eight ton, concrete shaft is lifted into place at Kintore.
Network Rail /10/2019


Kintore: ScotRail 158707, on the 14:20 departure from Inverurie to Inverness, passes through the new platforms at Kintore on 22nd August 2019.
Duncan Ross 22/08/2019

Levenmouth residents will get a say in how a multi-million pound rail fund is spent.
(Permalink) Levenmouth Methil New station


Methil East Junction: As part of an investigation into reopening the Levenmouth branch to passenger traffic, BR and Fife Regional Council officials travelled down the line in saloon DM45020, hauled by 37240 on 14th October 1991. The train calls at the site of the proposed (2019) terminus with Methil Power Station in the background. The line to the right leads to the docks.
Bill Roberton 14/10/1991


Methil East Junction: After WW1 Methil Docks became Scotlands chief coal port, exporting over 3m tons in 1923. The former lines to the docks are shown on 26 July 2007 looking east towards the now defunct Methil power station.
John Furnevel 26/07/2007

A long-awaited new train station in Aberdeenshire is due to open in two months time, after its construction was delayed due to the pandemic.
(Permalink) Kintore New station


Kintore: A ten metre, eight ton, concrete shaft is lifted into place at Kintore.
Network Rail /10/2019


Kintore: ScotRail 158707, on the 14:20 departure from Inverurie to Inverness, passes through the new platforms at Kintore on 22nd August 2019.
Duncan Ross 22/08/2019

Network Rail has awarded the contract to build Soham's new railway station to J Murphy and Sons Ltd.
(Permalink) New station Soham

Network Rail has announced work on the new station at Kintore is restarting following a three-month pause due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
(Permalink) Covid-19 Kintore New station

Four new railway stations could open in Wales by 2024 if the UK government agrees to a request by Welsh ministers.
Stations are proposed at Carno in Powys and St Clears in Carmarthenshire, as well as at Deeside Parkway, and a station at Ely Mill in Cardiff.
Transport Minister Ken Skates said they would improve rail connectivity and 'supercharge' post Covid-19 recovery.
(Permalink) Covid-19 Ken Skates New station

The completion date for Kintore's new railway station remains an unknown councillors will be told this week.
(Permalink) Kintore New station


Kintore: ScotRail 158707, on the 14:20 departure from Inverurie to Inverness, passes through the new platforms at Kintore on 22nd August 2019.
Duncan Ross 22/08/2019

Network Rail and construction firm Bam Nuttal secured the site on Saturday as work was suspended.
(Permalink) COVID-19 Kintore Network Rail New station


Kintore: ScotRail 158707, on the 14:20 departure from Inverurie to Inverness, passes through the new platforms at Kintore on 22nd August 2019.
Duncan Ross 22/08/2019

The north-east's newest railway station is on track to welcome its first passengers after the date for its first day of service was revealed. Work on the £14.5 million facility at Kintore is continuing with services due to arrive at the hub on May 17.
(Permalink) Kintore New station


Kintore: ScotRail 158707, on the 14:20 departure from Inverurie to Inverness, passes through the new platforms at Kintore on 22nd August 2019.
Duncan Ross 22/08/2019

The new Kintore station will lead the way in encouraging greener commutes as additional Scottish Government funding has been secured to increase the number of electric charging bays at the station.
(Permalink) Charging bays Kintore New station

Robroyston station has been shortlisted for a top social and environmental impact award, just two months after the station opened to the public.

The new £14 million station has been shortlisted in the RICS Social Impact Awards Scotland on Thursday, 23 April 2020 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Edinburgh. The UK Grand Final takes place in London on Thursday, 24 September 2020.

The awards showcase world class examples of how infrastructure can have a direct positive social and environmental impact on society.
(Permalink) New station Robroyston


Robroyston: The new Robroyston station showing its carpark, occupying part of the the former yard's site.
John Yellowlees 15/12/2019


Robroyston: The first train (the 0837 to Cumbernauld) arrives at Robroyston at 0836 on Sunday 15th December.
Colin McDonald 15/12/2019

The Garioch Heritage Centre is looking for memories of the original station for a retrospective exhibition.
(Permalink) Kintore New station

The December timetable change saw Scotland getting its 358th railway station [ Robroyston ] and the reinstatement of a station platform that was removed in the late 1980s [ Dunbar - not quite, but close to the site of the removed platform].
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Robroyston: The first train (the 0837 to Cumbernauld) arrives at Robroyston at 0836 on Sunday 15th December.
Colin McDonald 15/12/2019


Dunbar: The second platform at Dunbar was officially opened today (17th). This is the view from the new platform.
John Yellowlees 17/12/2019

A re-opened line toward Dunfermline for passengers should include five stops before reaching Dunfermline, according to a railway campaign group.
(Permalink) Alloa.Dunfermline New station

Local councillor Glen Reid has welcomed news that the new Kintore train station will offer 24 electric vehicle charging bays.
(Permalink) Charging bays Kintore New station

Extra trains to Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow will be run by ScotRail, LNER and TransPennine Express as part of timetable improvements from tomorrow. They will be introduced along with eight carriages on peak-hour ScotRail services on the Edinburgh-Glasgow main line, as previously reported. ScotRail will step up daily Aberdeen-Dyce-Inverurie services by up to two-thirds following track upgrading. Direct trains between Montrose and Inverurie will be increased from five to 28 a day. There will be more seats on two Edinburgh-bound trains on the Borders Railway. Extra seats will also be added to two daily services between Edinburgh and Fife, Edinburgh and Dunblane, and Glasgow and Lanark, and on three services on the Edinburgh-Glasgow line via Falkirk Grahamston, with a new station at Robroyston.
(Permalink) New station Robroyston

Robroyston station has been over 15 months in the making and will be Glasgow's 60th railway station. A new station will open in the north of Glasgow in less than 48 hours. Robroyston railway station officially opens on Sunday with the first train stopping at 8.37am on its way to Edinburgh Waverley.
(Permalink) New station Robroyston


Robroyston: EMU 385111 with an Edinburgh to Glasgow via Cumbernauld service speeds through the site of what will eventually become Robroyston station between Stepps and Springburn. The new station is currently scheduled to open during December 2019.
Colin McDonald 10/08/2019

ScotRail will deliver a boost for customers throughout the country, with more seats, more services, and a brand-new station as it introduces its new timetable.
Announcing the changes to the timetable from 15 December 2019, the rail operator has confirmed the opening of Robroyston station, additional services in the north east of the country, extra seats between Edinburgh and Glasgow, and more peak seats on key services.
(Permalink) New station Robroyston


Robroyston: EMU 385111 with an Edinburgh to Glasgow via Cumbernauld service speeds through the site of what will eventually become Robroyston station between Stepps and Springburn. The new station is currently scheduled to open during December 2019.
Colin McDonald 10/08/2019

The changes, which include a new station at Robroyston in the north of Glasgow, take effect on 15 December.
(Permalink) New station Robroyston

The new Kintore station continues to take shape with engineers installing the concrete shafts for its accessible footbridge.
(Permalink) Kintore New station


Kintore: A ten metre, eight ton, concrete shaft is lifted into place at Kintore.
Network Rail /10/2019

The new Robroyston train station is expected to open soon.
(Permalink) New station Robroyston


Robroyston: EMU 385111 with an Edinburgh to Glasgow via Cumbernauld service speeds through the site of what will eventually become Robroyston station between Stepps and Springburn. The new station is currently scheduled to open during December 2019.
Colin McDonald 10/08/2019

Network Rail Scotland has released a video that reveals the newly double-tracked railway between Aberdeen and Inverurie.
(Permalink) Kintore New station

A vintage sign that once welcomed rail passengers to Kintore could be given pride of place once again when the Aberdeenshire communitys railway station reopens after more than 50 years.
(Permalink) Kintore New station

Network Rail has appointed BAM Nuttall as the main contractor for the construction of the new Kintore station.
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Network Rail will be working around the clock this Easter to deliver vital upgrades on the railway between Kintore and Inverurie as part of the Aberdeen-Inverness Improvement Project.
(Permalink) Kintore New station

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