>> Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Plans for a new railway station at Kintore have taken another step forward.
Councillors agreed to contribute £3.2million towards the project from Aberdeenshire Council and the North-east Regional Transport Partnership (NESTRANS) recently. Now, the Scottish Government has confirmed it will increase its funding from the Scottish Stations Fund from 50% to 60% towards the project.
This follows on from last week’s decision at a meeting of the full Aberdeenshire Council to proceed with Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs) for the required land.
Nestrans and Aberdeenshire Council have today welcomed the commitment from the Scottish Government to provide additional funding for the new Kintore station.
Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Infrastructure Services Committee, Cllr David Aitchison said:
“The support from the Scottish Government for road and rail improvements along the Aberdeen-Inverness Corridor is extremely welcome indeed. The commitment to dual the A96 and the major investment in the railway line between Aberdeen and Inverness, coupled with the increased number of services to and from Inverurie introduced in recent years will be transformational for this area, for the travelling public and also for the local economy.
“I’m delighted that the North-east will be benefiting significantly from this huge investment.”