Work is under way to demolish old railway platforms as part of planned improvements to the network.
Network Rail engineers have now started the process of removing the platforms at Kittybrewster, in preparation for the double tracking of the railway.
Work also included parapet modifications at five bridges on the line between Aberdeen and Dyce and vegetation clearance along the line.
By the end of 2019, it is hoped the Aberdeen-Inverness Improvement Project scheme will deliver a half-hourly service between Aberdeen and Inverurie, and will improve commuter services between Inverness and Elgin.
Councillor Ross Grant, Aberdeen City Council’s transport spokesman, said: “I’m pleased, after a considerable period of initial work, to see further visible progress happening on site as the preparatory work for the dual track continues and hope that residents along the tracks will not be unreasonably inconven-ienced by noise disturbance.”
Matthew Spence, delivery director for Network Rail Infrastructure Projects in Scotland, said: “The Aberdeen-Inverness Improvement Project is transforming train travel into the two cities and work over Easter is important preparation for the longer line closure in May which is in turn crucial to the delivery of the overall project.”
Councillor Peter Argyle, Nestrans chairman, agreed that the short-term inconvenience would be worth the long-term gain.
He said: “At the moment the single-track line between Aberdeen and Inverurie is heavily constrained.
“This not only limits how frequently trains can run but a single track section is always going to be at risk of issues with resilience and reliability. Nestrans have, and will continue to work with both Transport Scotland and Network Rail on the project.”