Plan for additional railway stations in North-east still on the table

Further studies could be carried out into opening new railway stations across the North-east.

NESTRANS had recently given options for connecting Aberdeen to Ellon, which could cost in excess of £270 million.

It included opening new stations at Newmachar, Ellon and the town’s park and ride.

In a report to NESTRANS members it said: “In addition to the calls for reopening the rail line to Ellon, there are a number of other railway aspirations in the area, and investment in the Dyce-Ellon route could impact on these aspirations, either positively or negatively.

“Nestrans’ Rail Action Plan contains an aspiration for an additional station between Aberdeen and Dyce as part of an improved local rail service.

“It is suggested that NESTRANS should give consideration to commissioning some additional work from the rail consultant to gain a better understanding into the possibilities in and around railway development in the north west of the city region.

“This would include an “optimistic sensitivity” test, indicating the potential for rail prospects with favourable circumstances.”

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