Build of Inverness Airport train station set for ‘continuous’ work

Network Rail

ENGINEERS are set to undertaken ‘extensive’ work between Inverness and Nairn as part of a programme of enhancements being delivered around the build of the new Inverness Airport train station.

Over a period of 11 days from October 14 until October 26, work will be ‘continuous’ to ‘substantially’ complete the new Airport station, Network Rail said. It will see the installation of a passing loop through the station and the enhancement of track within the area.

The rail organisation said that the work cannot be undertaken while the railway is open, with a section of line between Inverness and Aberdeen to be closed during works. The closure will also see the opening of a new pedestrian bridge which will enable the closure of the level crossing at Petty.

Kris Kinnear, Network Rail Scotland’s capital delivery director, said, “The work we are undertaking in mid-October will see the removal of the level crossing at Petty and significant work to progress the new station at the airport. We know that closing the railway at any time is never ideal, however we always endeavour to plan our work for when fewer people are travelling on the railway and at a time which reduces overall inconvenience for the travelling public.

“We understand that this is not great news for those making plans to travel during the holiday to visit family or friends or for leisure purposes, unfortunately on this occasion the work planned cannot be delivered without closing the railway. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to people planning to use this route and we would urge them to plan ahead and check their journey in advance.”