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A number of train journeys have been cancelled after severe weather damaged an embankment between Laurencekirk and Stonehaven.
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Investigation into trains exceeding an emergency speed restriction between Laurencekirk and Portlethen, Aberdeenshire, 4 December 2020.
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A busy commuter road in Stonehaven could be lowered to allow buses and other high vehicles to safely pass under the railway bridge.
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Network Rail workers have successfully completed the first phase of railway signal improvements between Aberdeen and Stonehaven.
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Network Rail is advising passengers that buses will replace trains between Aberdeen and Dundee on Sunday April 28 as engineers commission the first phase of signalling improvements on the line.
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Passengers in Laurencekirk have raised concerns that they have been missed out by the Aberdeen to Glasgow train, which no longer stops in the village.

There have also been complaints about a reduction in direct services raised by passengers in Stonehaven.

Both communities are increasingly relying on driving to Montrose to hop on a train to the central belt.
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Laurencekirk: The 1530hrs Edinburgh to Aberdeen in the down platform Laurencekirk on Saturday 25 August 2018.
David Prescott 25/08/2018


Laurencekirk: 170 417 with an Aberdeen bound service at Laurencekirk on 19 June 2009.
David Panton 19/06/2009


Laurencekirk: An Aberdeen - Glasgow Queen Street service calls at Laurencekirk on 12 July 2009. Note the successfully restored (as opposed to demolished) main building on the down platform see image [[13322]].
Ewan Crawford 12/07/2009

A renowned royal landmark, once at threat of disappearing forever, has been shortlisted for a prestigious building prize.
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Plans to revamp a north-east railway station have been refused by a local authority. [Railscot note: this article refers to Stonehaven Station.]
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A railway station in a north-east town could require a major car park expansion in the future, according to a new study. Transport partnership Nestrans approved the appointment of a consultant to examine potential future parking and access demands at Portlethen, Stonehaven and Laurencekirk railway stations. The findings of the study show that Stonehaven station is expected to require up to 294 additional spaces by 2032.
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Stonehaven: The approach to Stonehaven station from Arduthie Road on 7 June 2017. Opposite the 1849 station building the former goods shed still stands - now operating as Station Motors.
Andy Furnevel 07/06/2017

Railway journeys have been disrupted this afternoon after tracks were blocked close to Stonehaven for a safety inspection.
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The driver of a train which derailed in Stonehaven resulting in days of major travel delays for hundreds of passengers subsequently failed a drug test, it is understood.
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Rail services between Aberdeen and Dundee face another day of disruption after a derailment.
The train derailed at Stonehaven on Wednesday, leading to the closure of the line.
ScotRail warned that services would remain suspended until 'at least' 18:00. Replacement buses between Aberdeen and Dundee have been set up as a result of the derailment.
No passengers were on board. Accident investigators are at the scene.
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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 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.
K A Gray 06/09/1960

Police are investigating damage on a stretch of railway track approximately 3 miles west of Stonehaven at Auquhirie.

The damage was brought to the attention of British Transport Police at around 1am by a train driver.

Many rush hour trains have been cancelled or disrupted and delays are likely to contine.

Limited replacement buses will operate from Laurencekirk to Aberdeen for trains terminating there, passengers can also alight at Montrose for a local bus service to Aberdeen.

[Near the former Dunnottar Signal Box. ]
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Evocative posters will greet visitors arriving at Stonehaven railway station thanks to the town's Horizon group and a trio of local photographers
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Stonehaven: Nightshift - Stonehaven signal box, November 2006.
John Furnevel 04/11/2006


Stonehaven: The exterior of Stonehaven station, seen from the carriage drive on 18 June 2009. See image [[20020 to play 'spot the changes over ten years.']]
David Panton 18/06/2009


Stonehaven: DRS Class 66 heads an intermodal freight north through Stonehaven.
John Robin 13/05/2009

Ten men from Aberdeen and Dundee appear in court in relation to a brawl at Stonehaven railway station earlier this year.
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Stonehaven: 'Not to be moved'. The 07:05 for Inverurie, stabled at Stonehaven, on 14th August 2020 during the Carmont closure.
Duncan Ross 14/08/2020


Stonehaven: An Inverurie service approaches Stonehaven on 18th September 2018 past lovely semaphores.
David Panton 20/09/2018


Stonehaven: Perth based Black 5 4-6-0 no 45460 approaching Stonehaven from the north at the head of the up 'Saint Mungo' on 2 April 1956.
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 02/04/1956

British Transport Police appeal for witnesses after about 30 men were involved in a fight at Stonehaven station.
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Stonehaven: 'Not to be moved'. The 07:05 for Inverurie, stabled at Stonehaven, on 14th August 2020 during the Carmont closure.
Duncan Ross 14/08/2020


Stonehaven: An Inverurie service approaches Stonehaven on 18th September 2018 past lovely semaphores.
David Panton 20/09/2018


Stonehaven: Perth based Black 5 4-6-0 no 45460 approaching Stonehaven from the north at the head of the up 'Saint Mungo' on 2 April 1956.
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 02/04/1956

This was a day of disrupted services. The North Berwick Line flooded, there was a track defect at Gartshore and flooding between Linlithgow and Edinburgh Haymarket (Edinburgh to Glasgow line), flooding at Inverkeithing, a landslide between Aberdeen and Stonehaven, and flooding of the Bathgate line. The East Coast Main Line was closed between Edinburgh and Berwick.




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