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New Inverness Airport rail station due to be completed by end of year

By Gavin Musgrove

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Foundations in place for Inverness Airport railway station.
Foundations in place for Inverness Airport railway station.

Network Rail has released images showing further progress on the new Inverness Airport station.

Since starting work in October, last year, the new £14m station at Inverness Airport has seen extensive site clearance, the creation of embankments and the installation of the foundations for what will be one of the new platforms, and the footbridge and lifts at the site by the airport.

The next phase of work will see work to create the new platforms continue and the start of work on the lift shafts.

It will also see sleepers laid for the creation of a passing-loop through the station.

The station will have 64 car parking spaces with 10 electric charging facilities, four disabled spaces and cycle parking.

There will be a new access road to the station for motorists and access to both platforms for pedestrians and cyclists.

Inverness Airport will deliver improved travel links to the growing Inverness Airport Business Park and the new town of Tornagrain.

Project leaders have said this is particularly important as we continue to pursue a green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The development also comes with what they describe as the advantage of closing the level crossing at Petty which will improve the safety of the line and the operation of the new station.

The work is due to be completed in December.

Work started at the site last October and is scheduled to be completed in eight months' time.
Work started at the site last October and is scheduled to be completed in eight months' time.

David Millar, project manager for Network Rail, said: “The delivery of work on Inverness Airport Station continues to gather momentum and the recent good early spring weather allowed us to make good progress on all aspects of the work.

“Once complete, the station will enhance the local area and improve connectivity for local residents and the wider Inverness area by providing a new sustainable transport interchange.

“We will continue to work with our partners to deliver this new station as quickly as possible for our customers and the wider community.”

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