Sixteen miles of railway between Aberdeen and Inverurie will be doubled, and a new station will be built at Forres, where the track alignment will also be straightened. Platforms at Insch and Elgin will be extended to accommodate six-coach trains, and signalling systems along the route will be upgraded.
There will also be the possibility of new stations at Dalcross and Kintore. These are being planned separately, working with HITRANS and NESTRANS respectively.
Construction work will begin next year.
- For more on this, read RAIL 786, published on October 28.