Next phase in rail improvement works between Aberdeen and Inverness under way

Rail improvement works under way to upgrade tracks between Aberdeen and Inverness.

The latest phase in a project to upgrade the railway between Aberdeen and Inverness is now under way.

Over the next two months, Network Rail engineers will be carrying out extensive de-vegetation work on the line around Kittybrewster and Tillydrone, to prepare for the doubling of the track.

By the end of 2019, it’s hoped that the scheme will deliver a half-hourly service between Aberdeen and Inverurie, and will improve commuter services between Inverness and Elgin.

Network Rail will host a drop-in for residents in Sainsbury’s in Kittybrewster on Thursday between noon and 7pm to talk about the ongoing work.

Billy McKay, Network Rail senior programme manager, said: “We understand some our activities may disturb our neighbours in the short-term, but we are committed to delivering this project as quickly as possible and with a minimum of inconvenience for communities.”