The path has been cleared for the new £14 million station to serve Inverness Airport.
The granting of planning consent means that Network Rail can start proper design work and issue tenders for the two-platform structure to the east of the city, on the Aberdeen line.
It will also serve the local business park, while there is a possibility that some of the airport’s facilities will be shifted southwards to be close to the railway.
Inverness Airport station will be close to the site of the old Dalcross station, which closed in May 1965, and is now in private hands. It will feature all the modern facilities such as step-free access and a footbridge with lifts. There will 64 parking spaces and a place for cycles.
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