Kintore railway station

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Kintore
Location
PlaceKintore
AreaAberdeenshire
Coordinates57°14′20″N 2°20′49″W / 57.239°N 2.347°W / 57.239; -2.347Coordinates: 57°14′20″N 2°20′49″W / 57.239°N 2.347°W / 57.239; -2.347
Operations
Original companyGreat North of Scotland Railway
Pre-groupingGreat North of Scotland Railway
Platforms3
History
20 September 1854[1]Opened
7 December 1964Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

Kintore railway station was a railway station in Kintore, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It served as a junction between the main line, and an abandoned branch to Alford. It was closed in 1964 as part of the Beeching Cuts.[2]

Reopening[edit]

NESTRANS initially raised the possibility of reopening the station in 2009, as part of its 2010-2021 Rail Action Plan.[3] and it was first discussed in the Scottish Parliament in October that year.[4]

Plans to reopen the station were announced in December 2012[5] and in February 2014, Aberdeenshire West MSP Dennis Robertson raised the issue in parliament for a second time.[6] This follows a wider £170 million project to upgrade the Aberdeen to Inverness Line, which will also see the Aberdeen to Inverurie section have its double track reinstated.[7][8] The station is expected to cost £14.5 million, funded by Transport Scotland, Aberdeenshire Council and Nestrans. The main contractor is BAM Nuttall. Construction is planned for 2019–2020 with the station opening in May 2020.[9]

The was initially hoped that the new station would open in December 2018. This has now been pushed back to May 2020.[10]

Previous services[edit]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Kinaldie
Line open; station closed
  Great North of Scotland Railway
GNoSR Main Line
  Inverurie
Line open; station open
Kemnay
Line and Station closed
  Great North of Scotland Railway
Alford Valley Railway
  Terminus

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butt 1995, p. 135.
  2. ^ Work on track for north-east railway station to re-open in 2019 King, Joshua The Press & Journal article 20 April 2016; Retrieved 19 August 2016
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Nestrans Rail Action Plan 2010-2021 Second Draft Nestrans.org; Retrieved 19 August 2016
  4. ^ "Aberdeen Crossrail (Kintore Station) – Debate in the Scottish Parliament at 5:00 pm on 7th October 2009". Theyworkforyou.com. 7 October 2009. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  5. ^ "New rail stations for Kintore and Dalcross"BBC News - NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland news article 7 December 2012
  6. ^ "Reopening of Kintore Railway Station"Dennis Robertson MSP site 5 Feb 2014; Retrieved 19 August 2016
  7. ^ "Aberdeen to Inverness Rail Improvement Project, Scotland" Railway-Technology.com; Retrieved 19 August 2016
  8. ^ Work on track for north-east railway station to re-open in 2019 King, Joshua The Press & Journal article 20 April 2016; Retrieved 19 August 2016
  9. ^ BAM wins contract for Aberdeenshire station The Construction Index article 30 May 2019; Retrieved 31 May 2019
  10. ^ Walsh, Stephen. "Opening of north-east train station pushed back by six months". Press and Journal. Retrieved 3 July 2019.

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