Inverness Airport station adds to business links between two major cities.
The new station at Dalcross will benefit business, tourist, and commuter customers alike as well as providing a convenient link for personal visits between towns along the route.
Opportunities will be opened out for developing links with the new Inverness Airport Business Park, and the direct link could be particularly beneficial to Dyce. However, as always, ticket prices are a barrier: £29.50 single, £42.50 return, is ridiculous.
The station opened for business last Friday (3rd of February) with pupils from Croy Primary joining the Transport Minister for the opening ceremony.
Chris Taylor, VisitScotland Destination Development Director, said:
“The opening of Inverness Airport Railway Station is fantastic news for the region as it will not only improve accessibility but also help deliver economic and social benefit to the area.
“Our aim for Scotland to be recognised as a globally recognised responsible destination includes a long-term commitment to increase promotion of public transport and active travel.”
Charlie Abel said “This is a welcome new link for the communities of Dyce and the larger Aberdeen area. As a local councillor I’d be on the lookout for opportunities to foster developments between the two airports, always bearing in mind the best interests and needs of the community.
“As a local councillor there’s not a lot I can do about the fares. That’s down to the ridiculously wasteful Tory privatisation of the railways, and the best thing we do about that is take charge of our own affairs with Scottish Independence and Alba.”
Hear more of Charlie Abel’s policies this Thursday, 9th February, at the Wee Alba Book meeting with Alex Salmond.