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Conon Bridge railway station to reopen in 2013

Former station at Conon Bridge. Pic: Richard Dorrell/Geograph
Image caption The former station at Conon Bridge was closed in the 1960s

A railway station will be reopened in time to help ease travel disruption caused by works to a road bridge, the Scottish government has said.

The platform at Conon Bridge in Ross-shire has been shut since 1960.

Transport Minister Keith Brown said it would reopen by February 2013 with a new £600,000 station.

He said it would offer an alternative to commuters when resurfacing work starts on the Kessock Bridge from February to June 2013.

Further works are planned for February to June 2014.

The new Conon Bridge station will service the Far North and the Kyle Lines.

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