Lentran railway station

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Lentran
Location
Place Lentran
Area Highland
Coordinates 57°28′49″N 4°21′45″W / 57.4803°N 4.3626°W / 57.4803; -4.3626Coordinates: 57°28′49″N 4°21′45″W / 57.4803°N 4.3626°W / 57.4803; -4.3626
Grid reference NH584458
Operations
Original company Highland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
History
11 June 1862 Station opens
13 June 1960 closed
27 March 1982 reopened
29 March 1982 Station closes[1]
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Lentran railway station was a railway station serving Lentran on the Inverness and Ross-shire Railway, on the Inverness to Muir of Ord section opened in 1862.

The line became part of the Highland Railway on 1 February 1865, then, at grouping in 1923, it became part of the London Midland and Scottish Railway.

Initially it had two platforms on an extended loop and there was a small single siding with a loading bay. From 1, June 1914 the section between Clachnaharry and Clunes, which included Lentran, was doubled and was the only such track north of Inverness.

There was a small timber-clad station building with a shelter and a small fifteen lever signal cabin [2]

The station closed in 1960 though the line is still in use as a single track controlled by Radio Electronic Token Block as part of the Far North Line. However, for one weekend in March 1982, Lentran had to reopen and serve as the line terminus while repair work was carried out on the canal bridge at Clachnaharry.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Bunchrew
Line open; Station closed
  Inverness and Ross-shire Railway
Highland Railway
  Clunes
Line open; Station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens
  2. ^ Preston Hendry, R., Powell Hendry, R., (1982) An historical survey of selected LMS stations : layouts and illustrations. Vol. 1 Oxford Publishing