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Inverness Airport Station & Dalcross Area Enhancements

Inverness Airport Station & Dalcross Area Enhancements

This is the development of a new two platform station (with step-free access via a footbridge with lifts) adjacent to Inverness Airport. Work also includes a new double track loop through the station and closure of Dalcross level crossing.

Inverness Airport Station – Development of a new two platform station (with step-free access via footbridge with lifts) adjacent to the Airport. Work includes a new double track loop through the station and closure of Dalcross level crossing. Proposal also has associated parking, road alterations, railway access points, a permanent compound and a new footbridge close to Dalcross level crossing. The existing masonry arch overbridge to the east of the site is proposed to be removed.

Project Timeline

  1. 2017 - 2020 Initial site Investigations and designs
  2. Q4 2020 - Submit Planning Application
  3. May 2021 - Planning consent received
  4. Oct 2021 - Work gets underway on site
  5. Dec 2021 - Progress update posted

Project Updates

  • Latest News - Airport station work progress update

    Network Rail has released a series of images which show progress on the early stages of the development of the new Inverness Airport station.

    Work got underway on the new £14m station in October and early activity has seen the site set up, groundworks and the creation of embankments at the location adjacent to the airport.

    Inverness Airport station development Dec 2021
    Progress at Inverness Airport station site

    You can read more and view the images here.

  • Work underway at Inverness Airport station

    Work is now underway to create the new Inverness Airport station with the start of construction of the platforms at Dalcross.

    The plans for the new £14m facility will see the construction of a two-platform station on the Aberdeen-Inverness line with step-free access, via a footbridge with lifts, on the site adjacent to Inverness airport.

    You can read more here.

  • Planning consent received for Inverness Airport train station

    The Highland Council's planning committee has unanimously approved proposals which will see a new railway station built at Inverness Airport.

    Click here for more information

Why?

In November 2017 Transport Scotland asked Network Rail to develop proposals to provide a new two platform station adjacent to Inverness Airport. Prior to November 2017 HITRANS led on the station development and this was incorporated into a previous planning application.

What will change?

Development of a new two platform station (with step-free access via footbridge with lifts) adjacent to Inverness Airport, a new double track loop through the station and closure of Petty level crossing.

Inverness airport station Oct 21
Dalcross site development
Inverness Airport station Oct 21

What will change?

Drawings and Plans

2020 10 12 Dalcross Level Crossing footbridge Sheet 1 150005 BNU DRG EMF 002000 (pdf, 1KB)

2020 10 16 Dalcross Loop Location Plan Sheet 1 150005 BNU DRG EMF 001020 P02 (pdf, 799KB)

2020 10 16 Dalcross Loop Location Plan Sheet 2 150005 BNU DRG EMF 001021 P03 (pdf, 524KB)

2020 10 16 Dalcross Station proposed car park landscape plan 150005 BNU DRG EEN 001001 A04 (pdf, 1KB)