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Rail disruptions this weekend in Moray


By Alistair Whitfield

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The new station is scheduled to be finished by December.
The new station is scheduled to be finished by December.

Rail services between Elgin and Inverness will be disrupted this weekend as building work continues on the new Inverness airport station.

Bus replacements will be running to and from Elgin on Saturday, and to and from Nairn on Sunday.

Construction of the £14million station began last October and is due to be completed this coming December.

Network Rail is carrying out 54 hours of continuous work from Friday night until Monday morning.

The road bridge to the east of the station will be demolished, drainage will be installed and the new double track is going to be welded and stress tested.

Network Rail says this work can only be carried safely out while the main line is shut.

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David Millar, its project manager, said: "The construction of Inverness airport station continues to gather momentum and this weekend marks a significant point in the project.

"The removal of the old masonry arch bridge and connecting the passing loop are both important milestones in the delivery of the new station.

"We apologise for any inconvenience while the line is closed this weekend both to those intending to travel and to anyone who lives close to the site where we will be working continuously from Friday night until Monday morning.

"We appreciate your patience while we deliver this important addition to the area’s transport infrastructure."

Passengers are advised to check their journey in advance at www.scotrail.co.uk


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