Published: 07/10/2017 00:22 - Updated: 06/10/2017 13:28

Closure for Moray rail work

MOTORISTS are being warned that Elgin’s level crossing will be shut from now for 10 days.

The move is part of ongoing work to upgrade the Aberdeen to Inverness rail line.

Improvements include doubling the track, extending station platforms and replacing the signalling system which dates back to the 1870s.

Elgin’s old signal box will be demolished as part of the work.

The level crossing on The Wards will be closed until Tuesday, October 17.

During that time, the footbridge at the rail station will be closed, with pedestrians and motorists having to cross the tracks via the road bridge on New Elgin Road. There will be 24-hour working.

With the full lengths of both platforms being resurfaced, the ticket machine will only be accessible through the station building during the works.

A 750 tonne crane will be brought in to assist with the improvements.

As trains will not be running through the station during the work, buses will be brought in to pick passengers up. Diversions will also be in place.

As part of the work, Moray Council’s car park at Elgin train station will also close to the public until midnight on October 17.

Access will be maintained for any pedestrians using the ticket office, as well as for taxis and the rail replacement bus services.

Network Rail and their contractors, BAM Nuttall, have apologised for the inconvenience caused by the closure.

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