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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.
(Permalink) Kintore New station

Vintage railway signs will once again welcome passengers to Kintore when the communitys new £14.5 million station opens next month.
(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


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.
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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.
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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

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.
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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.
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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

Residents of a north-east town have been invited to develop ideas for potential future artwork at its new rail station. [RailScot note: the station is Kintore.]
(Permalink) Kintore New station

Work will begin today (Wednesday 12 September) on the construction of the new Robroyston railway station, which will serve a development of 1,600 homes in the area around the site.
The design and build contract which marks the start of the work, has been awarded to AmcoGiffen.
Located between Stepps and Springburn on the Glasgow to Cumbernauld line, the new station will include step free platform access, together with two car parks with a total of 258 spaces, offering a new park and ride facility for people driving into Glasgow along the nearby M80.



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Robroyston: Glasgow-Aberdeen Express at Robroyston. C.R. 4-6-0 14655. Circa 1934.
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow //1934

The campaign for action on the Milngavie rail line has been given new traction after an SNP-Green deal in the Scottish budget. A £2 million feasibility fund for rail improvement projects was a key demand made by Green MSPs in exchange for supporting the budget vote at Holyrood last week. It is hoped the funding will support calls to redual the Westerton to Milngavie line and lead to the opening of the long-proposed Allander station between Milngavie and Hillfoot.
(Permalink) Allander Milngavie Line New station

There has been pressure for nearly 20 years to re-open Reston station on the East Coast Main Line.
It lies on a bus route linking Eyemouth and Duns, and the village has been poised for residential expansion pending the construction of the station.
The Scottish Government made a commitment to the project, and Scotrail produced a draft timetable, which would be by extension of local services between Edinburgh and Dunbar, while the Scottish Borders Council committed a proportion of the funds required, and also committed to local development.
It was announced that the station would open and services begun in late 2016.
Nothing has happened, however, except that the commitment to construct it has been transferred to Network Rail, which has it in its budget for 2019-2024, and Scotrail has gone back on providing services.
(Permalink) New Station Reston


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


Reston: The 0800 East Coast Kings Cross - Edinburgh service runs north through Reston, Berwickshire, on an overcast 8 March 2010. The train is passing the site of the island platform once shared by down trains on the main line and local services on the Duns branch's cross-country line to St Boswells. The old station house stands alongside the former main entrance in the left background. Reston, which lost its passenger service in 1964, is one of the locations identified as a possibility for reopening as part of a future improved Edinburgh - Berwick rail service.
John Furnevel 08/03/2010

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

A new rail station at Inverness Airport could be built by next year after the plans were officially lodged yesterday.
The application for the £5million development at Dalcross has been submitted to the local authority after more than a decade on the drawing board.
The 568ft platform will be built by December next year, if the plans are approved, and the station will be open before the end of 2018.
The first phase of development will incorporate car parking for 150 vehicles, including park and ride facilities. [From Crinan Dunbar]
(Permalink) Dalcross Inverness Airport New station

Transport chiefs are finally ready to fire the starting gun on plans to build one of the busiest rail stations in the north at Inverness Airport.
After more than a decade on the drawing board, the Press and Journal can today reveal the detailed proposals for a new £2million station at Dalcross.
(Permalink) Dalcross Inverness Airport New station


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

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

Inverness Airport could get its own railway station in little more than a year, it emerged yesterday.
Transport Minister Keith Brown revealed in a parliamentary answer that the disused Dalcross station will open for business between 2014 and 2019. [From Crinan Dunbar]

(Permalink) Dalcross Inverness Airport New station


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

New railway stations will be opened and others upgraded under a new £30 million Scottish Stations Investment Fund announced by transport minister Keith Brown in Alloa today.

The move is the latest of a flurry of transport developments unveiled by the Scottish Government in the run-up to the council elections in May.

The fund will operate for five years from 2014.
(Permalink) Alloa New station

A rail interest group has made fresh calls for the reopening of small stations such as Beal and Belford as a means of increasing tourism and inward investment.

The South East Northumberland Rail User Group (SENRUG) has long campaigned for improved local services along the east coast main line.

Dennis Fancett, SENRUG chairman, writing in the organisation's latest newsletter, said: 'Unfortunately, the local service run by Northern Rail offers just one train in the morning and evening peaks.

'Not only is this too early for tourists and holidaymakers (the train leaves Morpeth at 6.15am), but the service terminates at Chathill, thereby excluding beautiful stretches of the coast between that station and Berwick.

(Permalink) Beal Belford Berwick Chathill New station SENRUG


Beal: A CrossCountry Voyager heading North at Beal on 7th July 2010
Graham Morgan 07/07/2010


Alnmouth: The afternoon Chathill stopping service calls at Alnmouth on 28 May 2004.
John Furnevel 28/05/2004


Belford: A K3 about to take a train under the signalbox and over the level crossing at the south end of Belford station, Northumberland, around 1959. See image [[16267]]
John Alexander //1959

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