North-east Conservative MSP Nanette Milne has written to the First Minister (and local consituency MSP) Alex Salmond to ask him to re-affirm his commitment to a new rail station for Kintore. The date given by Nestrans in 2006 (see news item) for the new station to open was next year (2009). “Recent remarks made by SNP Transport Minister, Stuart Stevenson MSP, that he had received no representations regarding the issue as part of the Aberdeen Crossrail project are deeply worrying," Nanette Milne comments. “Local people in Kintore and across Aberdeenshire want clarity on Crossrail and want to see the proposed reopening of Kintore Station taken forward." With no sign of construction starting, it seems as though the 2009 date for the new Kintore station is yet another empty promise.