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Inverness Airport railway station plans approved

Inverness Airport Station

The Highland Council has approved plans to build a new railway station at Inverness Airport.

The station will be built with two platforms on the Aberdeen-Inverness line, with step-free access via a footbridge with lifts, adjacent to Inverness Airport.

There will be parking space for 64 cars with 10 electric charging facilities, four disabled spaces and cycle parking.

The safety on the network will also be improved as the level crossing at Petty will be able to be closed. 

The station will also enhance the area by giving travellers another route to the airport and will open up transport links and improve connectivity.

Graeme Stewart, Network Rail’s sponsor for Inverness Airport station project, said: “The new Inverness Airport station will allow easier access and improved connectivity for passengers and this a significant milestone in the progression of the project. Now that we have clarity on the planning decision, we can move to get on-site as quickly as possible and work with our partners to deliver this new station for our customers and the wider community.”

Graeme Dey, minister for transport, said: “The Scottish Government has committed around £14 million towards this key new station and this is another significant step towards delivery of this important project.

“By providing this kind of sustainable travel interchange, we can bring real benefits to the region by making Inverness Airport more accessible for passengers and staff alike.

“It will also deliver sustainable travel links to the growing Inverness Airport Business Park and the new town of Tornagrain at a time when we continue to pursue a green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.”

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