Due to favourable weather conditions in the first quarter of the year much progress has been made at the new station beside Inverness Airport.
So far the station site has been cleared, the foundations for one of the platforms and the footbridge and the lift have been prepared and the embankments created. The rails for the loop to the other platform appear to have been delivered and await installation.
A decision has yet to be made about the location of a new airport terminal building, but it seems obvious that placing it within easy walking distance of the station should be a major priority, given the need to have as many passengers as possible arriving by train. As David Millar, Project Manager for Network Rail, said, "Once complete, the station will enhance the local area and improve connectivity for local residents and the wider Inverness area by providing a new sustainable transport interchange."
Dalcross Station is planned to open in December 2022.