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Opening of Inverness Airport Railway Station delayed until 2023

By Ian Duncan

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Inverness Airport Station.
Inverness Airport Station.

The Highland's newest railway station will be opening later than expected, Network Rail has confirmed.

It was intended that the Inverness Airport Railway Station would be operating by Christmas.

However, as work at the site is still ongoing, it is now expected that it will be open early in 2023 – as yet no opening date has been given.

Once open the £42 million station on the route between the Highland capital and Aberdeen will enable passengers to travel directly to Inverness Airport by train.

A Network Rail spokesman said: “Work is ongoing at Inverness Airport to complete installation, testing and commissioning of elements of the station including the lifts on the bridge.

“Across the rail corridor, there are also snagging issues at various locations following the completion of substantial track and signalling work during the 10-day line closure.

“Work is progressing well and we are looking forward to the station opening early in 2023.”

The two-platform station includes lifts and a footbridge and will be served by all Aberdeen-Elgin-Inverness trains.

During the project more than 7000 metres of rail, 10,000 tonnes of ballast and 37,000 metres of fibre-optic signal cabling were used for its construction.

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