Wick railway station

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Wick National Rail
Wick
An external view of Wick railway station
Location
Place Wick
Local authority Highland
Coordinates 58°26′30″N 3°05′51″W / 58.4416°N 3.0975°W / 58.4416; -3.0975Coordinates: 58°26′30″N 3°05′51″W / 58.4416°N 3.0975°W / 58.4416; -3.0975
Grid reference ND360509
Operations
Station code WCK
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03  19,556
2004/05 Increase 19,582
2005/06 Decrease 19,079
2006/07 Decrease 17,321
2007/08 Increase 20,202
2008/09 Increase 21,708
2009/10 Increase 24,454
2010/11 Increase 25,666
2011/12 Decrease 24,844
2012/13 Decrease 22,788
History
Original company Sutherland and Caithness Railway
Pre-grouping Highland Railway
Post-grouping LMS
28 July 1874 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 Wick from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Wick railway station is a railway station serving the town of Wick, in the Highland council area in the north of Scotland. The station is the terminus of the Far North Line, near Wick police station and Caithness General Hospital, within the former county of Caithness.

History[edit]

The station was built by the Sutherland and Caithness Railway, opening the line in 1874.[1] On 1 July 1903, the station became the junction with the Wick and Lybster Light Railway. The last trains to Lybster ran in 1944, although the line was not officially closed until 1951.

Services[edit]

Wick is served by First ScotRail services from Inverness.

Thurso station also features an end point to this line, but after reaching Thurso, services from Inverness turn back to Georgemas Junction before heading east for Wick, making Wick the de facto terminus.

The typical Monday-Saturday service consists of 4 trains per day to Inverness, whereas the typical Sunday service consists of 1 train to Inverness.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Georgemas Junction   First ScotRail
Far North Line
  Terminus
Historical railways
Bilbster
Station closed; Line open
  Highland Railway
Sutherland and Caithness Railway
  Terminus
Disused railways
Thrumster
Station and Line closed
  Wick and Lybster Railway
Operated by Highland Railway
  Terminus

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt (1995), page 250

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