Proposals revealed to reinstate disused Aberdeen platform


PROPOSALS have been revealed by Network Rail that would see Aberdeen’s Platform 8 reinstated to boost journey times between the North-east and the central belt.

Some major changes for the line, that hasn’t been used in decades, would be required, though the line could be used for slower-moving freight trains in order to speed-up passenger services on other lines.

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Plans suggest work getting underway in March 2025, taking a year for completion. 

The works, part of the ‘Aberdeen to Central Belt Enhancement Scheme’, follow an £8million revamp of the station.

“Simple reconfiguration of passenger flow” would be required, according to Network Rail, but no “physical alterations” would be needed.

Documents also read: “This contributes to encouraging passengers and freight users onto the railway, driving modal shift, supporting the decarbonising of Scotland’s transport sector.”

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