New Inverness Airport Station Opens

The new Inverness Airport rail station is now open and passenger services begin tomorrow.

Working on behalf of BAM Nuttall, AJ Engineering fabricated and installed the pedestrian railway bridge on the Inverness to Aberdeen line.

AJE director Graham Alexander and fabrication manager Craig Johnston were invited to the official opening of the station today (Thursday)

They were some of the first passengers to arrive at the new £14miilion station by train which was welcomed to the platform to the sound of pipes.

Transport Minister Jenny Gilruth unveiled a plaque and was welcomed by pupils from Croy Primary school to plant a tree and bury a time capsule. Other guests included representatives from the local community, Highland Council, HITRANS and Inverness Airport.

The pedestrian bridge at the airport is the third project AJE has completed for BAM Nuttall on behalf of Network Rail. It previously completed a similar bridge at Kintore and at Forres which also included the fabrication and installation of the waiting room and ticket office.

Graham Alexander said: “Craig and I were delighted to be invited to the official opening of the new Inverness Airport Station. It is a significant development for the region and we, as a company were delighted to play a significant role in its development.”

The station will serve as an interchange for passengers travelling between the airport and Inverness and will be an additional stop on the line between Inverness and Aberdeen, giving international travellers easy access to both the Highland capital and the Granite City.

The aim is for the new station is to open new travel links to the airport, which is currently accessed mainly by car and occasional bus services.

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