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Author Topic: New station opens at Kintore. What else is actually under way?  (Read 137 times)
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« on: October 15, 2020, 03:18:59 pm »

From Scotrail on Facebook:

Welcome back! Kintore re-joined Scotland?s Railway after an absence of 56 years this morning (Thursday, October 15) with the opening of the town?s new station.

Providing an interchange between rail and road, the two-platform station is fully accessible with step-free access between platforms via a footbridge with lifts. Built by Network Rail and main contractor BAM Nuttall, the new station has extensive car parking ? including disabled and electric charging bays ? and bike storage.

With 24 of the 168 parking spaces fitted with electric charging points, Kintore station is also now the largest electric vehicle charging place in the north east of Scotland.

Connected to the local bus network the station also links into the Inverurie-Kintore cycle path.

The new station will be served by up to 28 ScotRail trains each day ? including upgraded Inter7City high-speed trains. Customers will benefit from a half-hourly service at peak times Monday to Saturday, and an hourly service on Sundays.

Funded by Transport Scotland, Aberdeenshire Council and NESTRANS, the new station reconnects Kintore to rail for the first time since 1964 when the original 1854-built station closed as part of the Beeching cuts.

Elements of the original station, including heritage benches and salvaged signs, have been reincorporated into the new facility.

Kintore - tic.   
Bow Street - under construction. 
Reading Green Park - under construction
Crossrail - under construction
HS2 - under construction
Northern Line Extension - under construction
Barking Riverside - under construction

Where else are shovels actually in the ground at present for new stations and lines?   What have I missed?

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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2020, 06:02:11 pm »

East West Rail is rebuilding the Bletchley flyover.
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2020, 06:54:01 pm »

Kintore is not only open but has lots of trains - at least one local an hour each way, plus others less regularly. And there's even hourly ones on Sundays!

Just before it closed, in 1962, there were only trains to Aberdeen at 07:34, 08:10, 13:26, 17:15, and 21:44. Coming back, arrivals were at 07:61, 08:32, 16:38, 18:06, 22:24, and (Saturdays only) 22:45. No Sunday service on that line! There were a lot more in 1939, though even then just one train a day on Sunday.

And if you want to find out that sort of thing, and don't have a stack of old timetables on your shelves, the Timetable World site has just had a massive transfusion of new timetables. Its screen interface is new, but just as eccentric as the old one. It take a bit of getting used to, but when you do it's pretty effective - given that the resource is sets of images of all the (surviving) pages in each big book.

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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2020, 08:48:25 pm »

Kintore is not only open but has lots of trains - at least one local an hour each way, plus others less regularly. And there's even hourly ones on Sundays!

Made possible by redoubling and resignalling from Inverurie to just west of Aberdeen.  OpenTrainTimes has no map for the area yet, but Traksy and Railcam do - the latter with signal and route indications.

To view my GWML Electrification cab video 'before and after' video comparison, as well as other videos of the new layout at Reading and 'before and after' comparisons of the Cotswold Line Redoubling scheme, see:
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