Work under way on new railway station near Inverness Airport

The two-platform station is being built at Dalcross on the Aberdeen to Inverness line.

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Travel: Construction work is under way on a new railway station near Inverness Airport.

Construction work is under way on a new railway station near Inverness Airport.

The two-platform station is being built at Dalcross on the Aberdeen to Inverness line.

The £14m facility will feature step-free access via a footbridge with lifts.

There will also be 64 car parking spaces with ten electric charging points, four disabled spots and cycle parking.

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Work from now until the end of the year will see the creation of embankments, as well as the start of construction work on the new platforms, including the concrete lift shafts and footbridge foundations.

Network Rail expects the construction of the station to be completed in December 2022.

Transport minister Graeme Dey said: “It is great to see work getting under way on what will be an exciting development both for Inverness Airport and for the surrounding communities.

“The start of work on-site is a significant step towards delivery of this sustainable travel interchange, which has been made possible by a £14m Scottish Government investment as part of our commitment to a fairer, greener Scotland.

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“By making Inverness Airport more accessible for passengers and staff alike, we can deliver improved travel links to the growing Inverness Airport Business Park and the new town of Tornagrain.

“This is particularly important as we continue to pursue a green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.”