MSP renews call for Kintore station

Dr Nanette Milne, Conservative MSP for the North East has renewed her call for the Scottish Government to support the re-opening of Kintore station as a stand-alone station.

"In April last year I was pleased that the Transport Minister agreed to my request for a meeting with the interested parties including Kintore Community Council to discuss the re-opening of Kintore station,” Dr Milne, Conservative MSP says.

Nanette Milne at station site
Nanette Milne at the proposed site for the re-established station in Kintore

"Given that the re-opening of Laurancekirk station has resulted in greater passenger numbers than predicted. Would the Minister agree that a similar stand alone station re-opening at Kintore would prove popular and address transport issues in anticipation of on going development in the area?

"Kintore must surely be one of the fastest growing villages in the Country. In just five years its population has grown from just over 1600 to over 2500 – completely changing its character from a traditional northeast village to an urban satellite of Aberdeen, with tightly-packed streets of modern houses clustered around its historic village centre.

"It is important that local community demand and support for the reopening of the station is listened to, and that the Scottish Government look to the benefits which re-opening Kintore Station could have on the environment, the local economy and local communities."

NESTRANS, the transport partnership for North-east Scotland set a date of 2009 for the re-opening of Kintore station.

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