Ready for opening: with the new station nearing completion on 23 November 2016, finishing touches were being applied with planting and pathways progressing outside.
Ann Glen

THE NEW Edinburgh Gateway station, serving the airport and providing an interchange with the city’s tram network, was offically opened by Scottish Transport Minister Humza Yousaf on 9 December. A continuing source of frustration to rail passengers – especially those coming from the north from Aberdeen, Dundee and Fife stations, for instance – had been to go right past the runway at Edinburgh Airport on a train with no possibility of it stopping there. Passenger numbers at the airport are approaching 12 million and growing every year, a reflection of Edinburgh’s status as a capital city, a tourist magnet and an international festival and conference centre.

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