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Inverness Airport To Get A Railway Station

This article on Global Rail News is entitled Planning application submitted for Inverness Airport station.

This Google Map shows Inverness Airport.

Inverness Airport

Cutting across the map, to the South-East of the Airport and parallel to the main runway is the Aberdeen to Inverness Line.

The station would be a replacement for the closed Dalcross station and Wikipedia has a section on the Proposed New Station. This is said.

In June 2006 a proposal was announced to open a new station at Dalcross, which would serve Inverness Airport and also provide park-and-ride facilities for commuters to Inverness, relieving road congestion to the east of Inverness,[9] and so helping to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The proposal was still open in 2010, and it was specified that the station could have one platform on the north side of the line, 150 metres (490 ft) long, enough for a six-car Class 170 train.

The Aberdeen Press and Journal also has the story and says this.

The proposed location of the development is adjacent to the C1017 airport access road, between the first and second roundabouts after leaving the existing A96, at the southern corner of the airfield.

The platform will be capable of accommodating high-speed trains with five carriages and two engine cars, as proposed by operators Abellio.

So it would seem that the go-ahead has been given.

October 11, 2016 - Posted by | Transport | ,

3 Comments »

  1. I am sure that would help – nephew is 100 west of Inverness, and nearly 50 miles from Lairg, the nearest proper town. That is aside from the cost. His parents are dead, and when my mother died I paid his fare and hotel bill to come down to the funeral. He came down on the train on this occasion, and it required an overnight stay with a friend of his in Edinburgh because of train times. But flying would also have involved that – he is 250 miles west of Edinburgh and some parts require him to catch the daily bus! However, he seems happy up there, he lodges with a family who are lovely to him (better than his family were), and he has work too. He doesn’t drive though, and if he did, I doubt he could afford a car.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | October 11, 2016 | Reply

    • There is a station at ~Lairg and with a change at Inverness, I suspect that a train from Lairg to Inverness Airport with a change at Inverness would take about two hours 10 minutes.

      Abellio are also going to make the service from Inverness to Inverness Airport two trains an hour.

      So it would appear he could get to Inverness Airport.

      These are destinations.

      http://www.hial.co.uk/inverness-airport/destinations-and-holidays/

      Comment by AnonW | October 11, 2016 | Reply

  2. Hi James, he can get a train from Lairg, but the journey to Lairg is awful on public transport. He tries to get a lift if he can. He lived in Shetland for a while, that was even worse! I was shocked when I looked on the map at how far away Shetland actually is! Having looked at the destinations, interesting that there is a direct flight to Manchester, but not Liverpool. He used to live in Liverpool, and if he is down he always tries and visits any friends who are still there.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | October 12, 2016 | Reply


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