Forsinard railway station

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Forsinard National Rail
Forsinard
Location
Place Forsinard
Local authority Highland
Coordinates 58°21′24″N 3°53′50″W / 58.3568°N 3.8971°W / 58.3568; -3.8971Coordinates: 58°21′24″N 3°53′50″W / 58.3568°N 3.8971°W / 58.3568; -3.8971
Grid reference NC891425
Operations
Station code FRS
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  1,674
2005/06 Decrease 1,497
2006/07 Decrease 1,098
2007/08 Increase 1,256
2008/09 Increase 1,836
2009/10 Decrease 1,496
2010/11 Increase 1,770
2011/12 Increase 1,970
2012/13 Increase 2,088
History
Original company Sutherland and Caithness Railway
Pre-grouping Highland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
28 July 1874 Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Forsinard from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Forsinard railway station is a railway station serving the village of Forsinard in the Highland council area in the north of Scotland. It is located on the Far North Line.

History[edit]

The Sutherland and Caithness Railway was authorised in 1871, and the single-track line, which connected Helmsdale with Wick and Thurso, opened on 28 July 1874. One of the original stations was that at Forsinard.[1][2] A crossing loop is located at the station to allow trains to pass each other.

From 1 January 1923 the station was owned by the London Midland and Scottish Railway. In September 1925, it was recorded as being 243 miles 34 chains (391.8 km) from Perth, measured via Carr Bridge and Inverness station.[3]

The station building is now used by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds for its Flow Country visitors' centre.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vallance, H.A.; Clinker, C.R.; Lambert, Anthony J. (1985) [1938]. The Highland Railway (4th ed.). Newton Abbot: David & Charles. p. 37. ISBN 0-946537-24-0. 
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 99. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  3. ^ Vallance, Clinker & Lambert 1985, p. 183

External links[edit]

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