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Aberdeen-Inverness line to reopen on-time for passengers

The railway between Aberdeen and Huntly reopened following the successful completion of a 15-week-long project to upgrade the line.

Since May 4, engineers have been working around-the-clock to double the track between Dyce and Inverurie and upgrade signalling systems between Aberdeen and Huntly.

Over 10 miles of new rail has been laid across more than 41,000 sleepers as part of the work, which has also seen signalling upgraded and 19 bridges on the line either refurbished or replaced.

During the closure, work also began on the new Kintore station, with both platforms beginning to take shape.

Part of the Scottish Government-funded Aberdeen-Inverness Improvement Project these upgrades will help to increase services and cut journey times on the line between the two cities.

From December this year, Scotland's Railway will be introducing a significantly enhanced service between Aberdeen, Dyce and Inverurie.

Passengers will see:

Increase in services that call at Inverurie each weekday from 45 to 76, with a similar improvement on Saturdays.
This will mean up to three trains per hour and includes two additional morning peak trains into Aberdeen and an additional evening peak train out of Aberdeen.
An improved cross-city service, with 27 trains per day between Inverurie, Dyce, Stonehaven and Montrose. This includes an additional direct morning peak service from Montrose to Dyce and Inverurie.
Additional early and late services between Elgin and Aberdeen.

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