The sight of trains travelling to Kintore has returned after nearly 60 years as the town’s new £15 million station is now operational.
Rail services re-commenced in the town on Thursday and is the culmination of a multi-agency project funded by Transport Scotland, Aberdeenshire Council and Nestrans; built by Network Rail and will be managed by Scotrail.
It will provide the community with a transport link that has been made possible by double-tracking the line between Aberdeen and Inverurie, delivered as part of the Aberdeen-Inverness Improvement Project.
Councillor Peter Argyle, depute leader of Aberdeenshire Council and chairman of its infrastructure services committee, said: “It is something we have been working on for so long, so to actually be standing here today looking at it is perfect.
“It is a brand new, modern station and it is looking absolutely fabulous.
“It has been a…