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Calls for railway bosses to deliver long-promised station at Inverness Airport

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MSP David Stewart.
MSP David Stewart.

Fed-up campaigners are calling for transport bosses to get on with Inverness rail expansion plans which have been in the pipeline for the past 15 years.

Plans for a new railway station close to Inverness Airport are facing yet more delays after a decision to expand it to include two platforms from the off rather than one, as originally planned.

A new passing loop is also to be created at Dalcross.

The expanded project will provide greater capacity for passengers and freight, but also means it needs to be reclassified as a major planning application which will require revised impact assessments and new permission.

Highlands and Islands Labour MSP David Stewart has written to the Scottish Government, saying people’s patience is being tried and has asked for a clear timetable for exactly when work can be expected to be done.

“These plans have been in the development stages for some 15 years now. While I strongly welcome the plan to deliver a bigger station, this sweetener is the least people in the Highlands deserve for having to wait so long for what will be a vital transport infrastructure project that better connects people to the railway so they can stop using their cars and do their bit to limit the looming climate change catastrophe,” he said.

For more see the Highland News

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