Milestone for Kintore’s new station

[NWR]kintore lifts
Credit: Network Rail

The new Kintore station continues to take shape after engineers installed the concrete shafts for its accessible footbridge.

The two ten-metre-tall, eight-ton structures were craned into position at the new station this week.

Network Rail and BAM Nuttall are constructing the new £14.5m facility to reconnect Kintore to the rail network for the first time in 56 years.

Funded by Transport Scotland, Aberdeenshire Council and Nestrans, the new station will have step-free access between platforms through the new footbridge and lifts.

Facilities at the station will also include a 168-space car park, including electric vehicle parking and disabled parking.

Kintore is due to enter service in May 2020, with all Aberdeen-Inverness trains calling at the station.

The original Kintore station opened in 1854, but closed in 1964 as part of the Beeching cuts.

What did the officials say?

Graeme Stewart, Network Rail Senior Sponsor for the project, said:

“The new Kintore station will reconnect the local community to the rail network for the first time in nearly six decades.

“The construction of the new station is progressing to plan and we look forward to delivering the facility – and the travel opportunities it creates – for customers.”

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  • 2 new railway stations in Scotland that is planned for opening. Kintore railway station which is under construction and is due to open in May next year. And is step-free accessible.

    Robroyston railway station is due to open in December this year and is also to be step-free accessible.

    Dalcross railway station is also planned and will serve nearby Inverness Airport if the new railway station does get the go ahead which could be completed in few years. And will be step-free and Park & Ride facility.