Highland Leader welcomes rail investment
It is to invest £170 million in a scheme of works, to be completed over the next five years, to reduce travel time on rail services between Inverness and Aberdeen.
The investment includes the provision of a new railway station near Inverness Airport at Dalcross and that future phases of the scheme will support an hourly service between the cities with average journey time reducing to around two hours.
The new timetable begins on Sunday 18 May, but full details are now available on ScotRail’s website.
Councillor Hendry said: “This is great news for those who depend on public transport in travelling between Inverness and Aberdeen. It is so important that journeys are shorter, more frequent and more comfortable. Providing a service to the Airport is another very welcome boost and will help to boost Highland tourism, make Inverness an even more attractive city to visit and do business in. In addition it will help to relieve the busy A96 of traffic and add to the development of our “Carbon Clever” commitment for a low carbon Highlands.”