Kintore rail station to open December 2019
21/02/18 10:28 Filed in: News
Kintore should have a railway station again in December 2019. That was the message delivered to Kintore and District Community Council last night by Paul Finch of Aberdeenshire Council.
The public will get a chance to see and comment on the details of the planned station
at a public meeting:
Wednesday March 14
3pm to 8pm
The Bothie in Allandale Gardens, Kintore
Mr Finch reported that drilling contractors are now on the site of the proposed station to survey the ground conditions for the construction of the station. the planning application is due to be submitted at the end of March.
Construction of the £12 million Kintore station has to be scheduled to fit in with the upgrading of the Aberdeen to Inverness railway line. When complete, this upgrade will mean there will be between three and four peak-hour trains into Aberdeen, from Inverurie and Kintore.
This summer work will take place on the Dyce to Aberdeen section of the line, with bus replacement services during the closure.
The opportunity to construct Kintore Station comes with the work on the next section of the line and that is scheduled for summer 2019. Again, there will be bus replacement services from Inverurie while the railway line is closed. Mr Finch said that all people living within 200 metres of the rail line will receive a letter detailing this work.
The target completion date for the new station is December 2019.
Kintore Station will have two platforms, as the line will be dual track again by the time it is open. There will be a bridge, with lifts, to access the two platforms.
The car park is planned for 160 spaces which, Mr Finch told the meeting, is more than sufficient for the anticipated demand.
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