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Old 19th Oct 2021, 22:38
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Network Rail has announced that work on the new station at Inverness Airport has begun. Due to complete December 2022.

https://www.networkrailmediacentre.c...ld-is-underway

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.

The station will have 64 car parking spaces with 10 electric charging facilities, four disabled spaces and cycle parking. There will be a new access road to the station for motorists and access to both platforms for pedestrians and cyclists.

Hitrans has significantly upgraded the existing active travel path between the new station and the airport terminal and two buses an hour will initially link the station and the airport.

Work from now until the end of December will see the creation of embankments, and the start of construction work on the new platforms, including the concrete lift shafts and footbridge foundations.

The development also comes with the advantage of closing the level crossing at Petty which will improve the safety of the line and the operation of the new station, which is due for completion in December 2022.

Graeme Dey, Minister for Transport, said: “It is great to see work getting underway on what will be an exciting development both for Inverness Airport and for the surrounding communities.

“The start of work on-site is a significant step towards delivery of this sustainable travel interchange, which has been made possible by a £14 million Scottish Government investment as part of our commitment to a fairer, greener Scotland.

“By making Inverness Airport more accessible for passengers and staff alike, we can deliver improved travel links to the growing Inverness Airport Business Park and the new town of Tornagrain. This is particularly important as we continue to pursue a green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Alex Hynes, managing director of Scotland’s Railway, said: “Scotland’s Railway has a great record of opening new stations and new lines, which help to drive further investment in communities and create new opportunities for local people.

“The construction of the new Inverness Airport station will help enhance the area by giving travellers another route to the airport and will open-up transport links and improve connectivity.

“We are committed to working alongside the Scottish Government to open up our railway to as many communities as possible across Scotland and look forward to welcoming this new station onto the network.

“This is an exciting project that has the potential to transform travel options to the airport - and getting on-site to start the build is a significant milestone in the progression of the project. We will work with our partners to deliver this new station as quickly as possible for our customers and the wider community.”

Councillor Trish Robertson, Highland Councils Strategic Chair, said: “The Council has provided over £100K towards the cost of this project, which will deliver significant benefits to the Inverness community, improving access to the airport and making the area more attractive for inward investment and housing growth, which will both support local communities and the economy.

“I look forward to seeing the works progress rapidly.”
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About time too
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Old 20th Oct 2021, 17:35
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Out of all Scottish airports needing a heavy rail link its a curious choice to invest but may be the cheapest given proximity of existing line.
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Old 20th Oct 2021, 21:20
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As well as the airport, the new station will also serve a new housing development which is being built near the station site (between Tornagrain and Croy)
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Old 20th Oct 2021, 23:21
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looking at the Inverness departures on FR24 the airfield seems even quieter than I remembered averaging less than 1 scheduled flight per hour in or out. Nothing arriving from the south till after 11 am, is Inverness normally this quiet? has covid changed people's commuting and business habits?
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Aurigny offering a one off service.
17 DEC INV GCI

20 DEC GCI INV
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Old 7th Nov 2021, 13:02
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I think they are operating a IOM - INV - IOM charter over that weekend as they have been advertising the GCI - IOM - GCI positioning flights for sale to Guernsey residents and the INV-GCI-INV flights to Scottish residents - priced £49 each way including baggage and seat selection.

I would have booked for a few nights and gone back down via London if I had leave for work available but judging by the Aurigny website they've already sold 41 of the 72 seats which is a good sign.

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Old 7th Jan 2022, 21:24
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https://www.inverness-courier.co.uk/...raffic-262182/

They've only waisted £9m already. What is the point in relocating Inverness tower into the city centre just leave it where it is
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Old 25th Jan 2022, 00:53
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Does Inverness really have only 6 scheduled flights ( as opposed to charter or mail) for the whole of Tuesday?
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Old 25th Jan 2022, 02:15
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Originally Posted by bad bear View Post
Does Inverness really have only 6 scheduled flights ( as opposed to charter or mail) for the whole of Tuesday?
There are only 5 scheduled flights on Tuesday (Gatwick, Manchester, Kirkwall and 2 x Stornoway) and 3 scheduled flights on Wednesday (Gatwick and 2 x Stornoway). At the moment there are very few schedules on any day and none on a Saturday.

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Old 25th Jan 2022, 18:26
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Does Inverness really have only 6 scheduled flights ( as opposed to charter or mail) for the whole of Tuesday?
Why is that a huge surprise in current circumstances in the depths of winter?
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Old 25th Jan 2022, 18:37
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I think you will find that easyJet reinstate flights to Gatwick and Luton on Saturdays from the end of next week.
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Thumbs up Manchester - Inverness - Manchester

easyJet will commence flights from Monday 27th June on a Monday and Friday ONLY.

However from 25th July it will be operating 4 days a week namely on a Monday Thursday Friday & Sunday.

All available to book now..........

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BA LHR-INV being ‘butchered’ over the summer schedule. ‘low occupancy’ and ‘staffing’ being cited…
Will be interesting to see if the 0700 service returns
Could be another LBA
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This seems ... eccentric

Inverness in line for flights to France under plans by new airline
https://www.heraldscotland.com/busin...s-new-airline/
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I wonder are they going to replace the fishing flights and sell the spare seats?
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Originally Posted by ajamieson View Post
This seems ... eccentric

Inverness in line for flights to France under plans by new airline
https://www.heraldscotland.com/busin...s-new-airline/
Bonkers.
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