Inverness Airport station revamp approved

LOCAL authorities have given the go-ahead for a new £2million railway station serving Inverness airport.

Situated on the outskirts of the Highland city at Dalcross, on the Aberdeen to Inverness route, the station will be around a mile from the airport terminal, but a regular shuttle bus will provide a link between the two locations.

A computer-generated image of how the revamped Inverness station frontage is expected to look by 2018.

The plans by transport partnership Hitrans include a 575ft-long platform with waiting areas and shelters as well as space for 50 short-stay and 100 long-stay parking spaces and a cycle park.

Hitrans hopes a possible second phase of development will see a passing loop and a second platform added, increasing capacity on the largely single track line to Aberdeen.

The station will also be ideally placed to serve a major new housing development at Tornagrain.

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