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Scottish train station reopens after 50 years

A Scottish train station is set to reopen after more than 50 years to allow resurfacing works on a nearby road bridge.

Transport minister Keith Brown said Conon Bridge Train Station would be open in February 2013 ahead of the project on Kessock Bridge.

Conon Bridge station closed in 1960 but will benefit from a £600,000 replacement on the same site.

Brown said: “I am delighted that we will be able to reopen Conon Bridge railway station in time to help mitigate disruption from the major re-surfacing works on the A9 Kessock Bridge.

“It is essential that we encourage motorists out of their cars and on to public transport during these works and a local station at Conon Bridge will help to do this.”

Kessock Bridge carries about 30,000 vehicles every day along the A9 dual carriageway across the Beauly Firth at Inverness.

Other measures being put in place by Transport Scotland during the resurfacing works include temporary bus lanes, extending car parks at other stations, and extra bus services.

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