Garve railway station

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Garve National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Gairbh
Garve
Location
Place Garve
Local authority Highland
Coordinates 57°36′47″N 4°41′18″W / 57.6130°N 4.6883°W / 57.6130; -4.6883Coordinates: 57°36′47″N 4°41′18″W / 57.6130°N 4.6883°W / 57.6130; -4.6883
Grid reference NH395613
Operations
Station code GVE
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  7,092
2005/06 Increase 9,471
2006/07 Increase 9,690
2007/08 Increase 9,847
2008/09 Decrease 8,546
2009/10 Decrease 6,898
2010/11 Decrease 5,814
2011/12 Decrease 5,038
2012/13 Increase 5,384
History
Original company Dingwall and Skye Railway
Pre-grouping Highland Railway
Post-grouping LMS
19 August 1870 Opened[1]
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Garve from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Garve railway station is a railway station on the Kyle of Lochalsh Line, serving the village of Garve in the north of Scotland. Garve is located at the eastern edge of Loch Garve. It was to be the junction for the Ullapool and Garve Railway, intended to connect Ullapool, the Western Isles' nearest mainland port, with the rest of the UK. An act of parliament was passed for the line in 1890, but in spite of local efforts in that year, and again two years later, the idea could not be fully financed and was abandoned.

The first of the Kyle line's three passing loops is located here and trains are occasionally timetabled to cross, though the loop points work automatically and all movements are controlled using the Radio Electronic Token Block system supervised from the signalling centre at Inverness.

Services[edit]

From Monday to Saturday, there are four daily services to Kyle of Lochalsh and four daily services in the opposite direction to Inverness. There is one service in each direction on Sundays all year, with a second during the summer months only.[2]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Dingwall   First ScotRail
Kyle of Lochalsh Line
  Lochluichart
Historical railways
Achterneed   Highland Railway
Dingwall and Skye Railway
  Lochluichart

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butt (1995), page 101
  2. ^ GB National Rail Timetable 19 My - 7 December 2013, Table 239

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