Plans for rail link between Aberdeen airport and new AECC hit by setback – Evening Express

Ambitious plans for a £70 million rail link between Aberdeen International Airport and the new AECC have hit a setback.

City council bosses unveiled their multi-million-pound vision two years ago to create a track between the airport and the new £333m TECA (The Event Complex Aberdeen) at Bucksburn.

But transport consultants hired to develop rail options for the region have cast doubt on building the new “rail spur” on land belonging to TECA, arguing it is “unlikely” an airport connecting line would be suitable and that it could impact on neighbouring homes.

Their findings, which will be presented in a report to members of regional transport partnership Nestrans, state: “The masterplan which enabled the construction of the new exhibition centre identifies land by safeguarding an area to provide a connection to the arena and onward to the airport. Plans for rail link between Aberdeen airport and new AECC hit by setback – Evening Express

 

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