New timetable brings increased rail options for north east travellers

Nikki Laird 2018, News

New rail services between Aberdeen and Montrose are increasing flexibility for travellers in the north-east of Scotland by offering more than 5,000 additional seats on a daily basis. The winter 2018 timetable launched by Scotrail on Sunday (Sun, Dec 9) has increased daily services available at Montrose, Laurencekirk, Stonehaven and Portlethen. These include a new hourly service between Aberdeen and Montrose, calling at each of these stations. The timetable is the first phase of a new Aberdeen cross rail service which will run to Inverurie by the end of 2019 …

ScotRail reaches another milestone with timetable improvements

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

News Release from ScotRail: Timetable improvements to be introduced from December will see ScotRail reach another milestone as it builds the best railway Scotland has ever had, the operator said today. Announcing the changes to its timetable from 9 December 2018, ScotRail said it will deliver faster journeys, more seats, and more services for its customers. The introduction of high-speed trains and brand-new class 385 electric trains, as well as major infrastructure improvements like the electrification of the Stirling-Dunblane-Alloa route, will enable the delivery of the enhanced timetable. Some of …

Notification of Rail Works impacting Aberdeen – Glasgow Services (14-21 Oct)

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

From ScotRail: As part of Network Rail’s electrification works, the line between Dunblane and Larbert will be closed from Sunday, 14 October until Sunday, 21 October. The line will reopen for business on the morning of Monday, 22 October. Please note that as part of this work, services between Aberdeen and Glasgow will be impacted, amongst others: From 14 October 2018 until 21 October 2018, trains operate between Perth and Aberdeen, with replacement buses running between Perth and Falkirk Grahamston. Direct buses will also operate between Glasgow and Perth, calling …

Old and new to sit side by side at Kintore Station

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

A historic bench that once formed part of the original Kintore railway station is to be restored to its former glory as part of the development of the forthcoming new station. The bench, which would have been used by many a passenger at the old station before its closure in 1964, was recently discovered at auction and has now been secured for the project by Aberdeenshire Council and regional transport partnership Nestrans. It is hoped that following its refurbishment the bench will form part of the new station, providing a …

Major work to double-track railway between Aberdeen and Dyce set to begin

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

Network Rail engineers will be working around-the-clock from mid-May to deliver a multi-million-pound upgrade to the railway between Aberdeen and Dyce. From May 12 to August 20 2018, the line between Aberdeen and Dyce will be closed to allow engineers to double the track through the area and carryout bridge upgrades and signalling enhancements. During the 14-week closure, hundreds of engineers will work thousands of hours laying a total of 12 miles of rail over 20,000 sleepers and replacing or refurbishing five bridges on the line. The work is part …