Alness railway station
|Managed by||First ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Inverness and Ross-shire Railway|
|23 May 1863||Station opened|
|13 June 1960||Station closed|
|7 May 1973||Station reopened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Alness from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Alness railway station is a railway station on the Far North Line, serving the village of Alness, on the Cromarty Firth, in the Highland council area of Scotland. The station consists of one platform on the northern side of the railway, with only a small shelter available. The original station platforms can still be seen on both sides of the single line through the station.
The Inverness and Ross-shire Railway (I&RR), which was to be a line between Inverness and Invergordon, was authorised in 1860, and opened in stages. By the time that the last section, that between Dingwall and Invergordon, opened on 25 March 1863, the I&RR had amalgamated with the Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway (I&AJR), the authorisation being given on 30 June 1862. On this last stretch, one of the original stations was that at Alness. The I&AJR in turn amalgamated with other railways to form the Highland Railway in 1865, which became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the Scottish Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. The station at Alness was then closed by the British Transport Commission on 13 June 1960 and remained so for 13 years.
On Mondays to Saturdays, there is generally a two-hourly service southbound to Inverness with three trains per day northbound to Wick.
On Sundays, there are usually two trains per day in each direction.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Far North Line
Line open; station closed
|Inverness and Ross-shire Railway
Line and station open
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- RAILSCOT article on Inverness and Ross-shire Railway
- Alness station on navigable 1947 O.S. map