Aberdeen Airport link update highlights challenges

A paper to Nestrans September board meeting has provided an update into the work being delivered by consultants AECOM.

They were asked to review the proposed transport corridor between serving the AECC and Aberdeen Airport. The consultants have noted that if the route was to achieve modern design standards (400m radius curves) it would have to run close to several residential properties and only have a south facing connection to the existing Aberdeen-Inverness railway line.

The consultants conclude that “it is unlikely that an Airport connecting line in the corridor as identified from current plans would be suitable.”

The consultants have been asked to look into the costs of a spur and any restrictions such as gradients. They have also been asked to look into an alternative proposal, which would be to place a new railway station next to the railway line.

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