THREE local councillors, representing East Garioch, have written jointly to Scottish transport minister Keith Brown MSP asking when work is expected to start on building a new rail halt in Kintore.
Councillors Fergus Hood, Nan Cullinane and Martin Ford are pressing for a station to be built as soon as possible. As has been previously reported in the Herald, transport minister Keith Brown said that a new station at Kintore will be part of the upgrading of the Aberdeen to Inverness rail line due to take place between 2014 and 2019.
Cllr Martin Ford said, “Since we are now in the time period - between 2014 and 2019 – previously identified by the transport minister for the provision of a Kintore station, I hope the minister can give a more definite expected date for construction.”
Cllr Fergus Hood said, “The residents of the Kintore area will welcome a commitment from the transport minister to deliver a Kintore Station at the earliest possible date. Over 1700 local people have already supported the petition to deliver the station.”
Cllr Nan Cullinane said, “There has been a long, on-going campaign to get a station in Kintore. Kintore continues to grow and there is a strong local demand for one.”