New Airport interchange make it easier going for Moray passengers

Aberdeen - new links make it easier for Moray passengers
Aberdeen Airport – new links make it easier for Moray passengers

MORAY AIR PASSENGERS can enjoy a more convenient route to start and end their journey from Aberdeen airport thanks to a new £426,000 terminal at Dyce.

A new bus interchange has been opened at Dyce railway station – making it much easier for passengers from Forres, Elgin and Keith to link with flights from the nearby airport.

The new facility constructed by Aberdeen City Council has linked the railway station with the airport via a dedicated bus access road – as well as providing new cycle tracks, pedestrian paths and a waiting area.

Funding for the new interchange has been provided by the regional transportation partnership Nestrans, whose chairman is Ramsay Milne. He said: “Ensuring a smooth transition between modes of transport is an important element in improving the attractiveness of public transport, walking and cycling.

“This new facility provides travellers with a seamless interchange on their journey and improves access to Aberdeen International Airport by rail.”

From August 17 the existing ‘Jet Connect’ bus service operated by Stagecoach North Scotland will be rerouted to link the new facility with the airport.

Earlier this week it was announced that an important step had also been taken in the creation of a new railway station at Dalcross that would connect Inverness Airport to the rail network.

A planning application has been lodged with Highland Council for the creation of a 150-space car park for that project while an application for the new station building itself is expected to follow in the near future.