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Scotland’s newest railway station officially opens

A new railway station has been built in Forres as part of upgrade work to the Aberdeen-Inverness line.

The station sits to the north of its predecessor and was built during a recent 10-day closure of part of the line.

During the work the railway was moved onto a straighter, double-tracked alignment and a new link road was constructed.

The station car park was doubled in sized and passenger facilities improved as well. A new road bridge over the railway links the station to the town.

In addition, Network Rail and its main contractor BAM Nuthall delivered the following:

  • 5km of new track in Forres
  • The new Forres station and link road
  • 2km of new track in Elgin
  • Extended platforms at Elgin
  • Upgrading of Elgin level crossing to a full-barrier, CCTV crossing
  • Removal of redundant signal boxes at Elgin and Forres
  • Upgrading of signalling systems between Elgin and Inverness.

The Aberdeen-Inverness Improvement Project will see the number of services increased between the two cities and journey times reduced.

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