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Drifting snow was continuing to cause major disruption to Highland railway lines on Tuesday - despite the arrival of milder air across the region.
(Permalink) Altnabreac Ardgay Brora Dunrobin Forsinard Georgemas Junction Golspie Helmsdale Huntly Insch Inverurie Keith Kennethmont Kildonan Kinbrace Lairg Rogart Scotscalder Signalling Snow Thurso Weather Wick

Snow ploughs will return to the railway line between Keith and Inverurie today after trains were stopped in their tracks by 6ft-high drifts.
(Permalink) Huntly Insch Inverurie Keith Kennethmont Snow Weather

Rail passengers travelling on the Inverness-Aberdeen line face possible disruption over the next two weekends.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Dyce Elgin Huntly Insch Inverness Inverurie Keith Kintore Nairn

Commitment to decarbonise passenger rail services by 2035. Plans to decarbonise Scotland's rail passenger services by 2035 have been launched by Transport Secretary Michael Matheson today.



Railscot note - PDF page 8 shows electrification of lines by 2035:

- Glasgow - Aberdeen - Inverurie

- All lines in Fife including Levenmouth

- Highland Main Line

- Borders line

- Glasgow - Barrhead - Dumfries - Carlisle

- East Kilbride

- Kilmarnock - Ayr

- Anniesland - Maryhill

Partial electrification or alternative technology:

- Ayr- Girvan

- Inverurie - Inverness - Tain

Battery or alternative technology:

- West Highland Lines

- Far North Line

- Kyle Line

- Girvan - Stranraer
(Permalink) Aberdeen Barrhead Battery train Borders line Dumfries East Kilbride Electrification Far North Line Fife Girvan Highland Main Line Inverurie Kilmarnock Kyle Line Levenmouth Maryhill Stranraer Tain West Highland Lines


Scotland: Transport Scotland - Rail Services Decarbonisation Action Plan for 2035. Lines shown in red are to be electrified. Those in yellow to be alternative traction, possibly prior to electrification. Those in green to be alternative traction with a permanent solution such as battery use.
Transport Scotland 28/07/2020

Plans for a railways revolution in the north-east aimed at boosting commuter links to and from Aberdeen are back on track.
Transport chiefs want more frequent services for travellers heading in and out of the city for work from towns such as Inverurie and Stonehaven.
And a wish-list of new stations has been drawn up - including Kintore, Persley, Kittybrewster, Cove and Newtonhill - which is facing major expansion with a new town at Chapelton of Elsick.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Chapelton of Elsick Cove Inverurie Kintore Kittybrewster Newtonhill Persley Stonehaven


Newtonhill: Site of the former Newtonhill station between Stonehaven and Aberdeen, closed to passengers in June 1956. View north in November 2006.
John Furnevel 09/11/2006


Cove: A class 47 takes a container train north towards Aberdeen through the site of the former Cove station on 07 December 1974.
John McIntyre 07/12/1974


Kittybrewster [2nd]: B1 no 61242 Alexander Reith Gray running south wrong-line through Kittybrewster station in September 1960. The locomotive is thought to be on its way from Kittybrewster shed (the top of the coaling plant can be seen above the tender) to Aberdeen station to pick up a train. From the ground signal the locomotive appears to be clear to use the crossover behind the camera.
K A Gray 06/09/1960

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