MOMENTUM is being gathered on the £14 million build of a train station at Inverness Airport, Network Rail has said.
Works first got underway in October last year with an ‘extensive’ site clearance, the creation of embankments and the installation of the foundations for what will be the new platforms, footbridge and lifts.
The next phase of work will see a continuation on work to create the new platforms, as well as a start of works on the lift shafts and sleepers laid for the creation of a passing-loop through the station.
Lying adjacent to Inverness Airport, the station will have 64 car parking spaces with 10 electric charging facilities, four disabled spaces for cycle parking, as well as a new access road to the station for motorists and access to both platforms for pedestrians and cyclists.
Network Rail said the completed station will deliver improved travel links to the ‘growing’ Inverness Airport Business Park and new town of Tornagrain, which it said is ‘particularly important’ as a green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic is pursued.
David Millar, project manager at 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.”