Achanalt railway station

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Achanalt National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Achadh nan Allt[1]
Achanalt Station - geograph.org.uk - 1451594.jpg
Location
PlaceAchanalt
Local authorityHighland
Coordinates57°36′35″N 4°54′49″W / 57.6096°N 4.9135°W / 57.6096; -4.9135Coordinates: 57°36′35″N 4°54′49″W / 57.6096°N 4.9135°W / 57.6096; -4.9135
Grid referenceNH260614
Operations
Station codeAAT
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 228
2014/15Increase 482
2015/16Decrease 312
2016/17Increase 424
2017/18Increase 434
History
Original companyDingwall and Skye Railway
Pre-groupingHighland Railway
Post-groupingLMSR
19 August 1870[2]Station opened
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Achanalt from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Achanalt railway station is a geographically remote railway station on the Kyle of Lochalsh Line, serving the village of Achanalt in the north of Scotland.

The station is 21 miles 34 chains (34.5 km) from Dingwall, and has a single platform which is long enough for a three-coach train.[3] It is the least used station on the line.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Dingwall and Skye Railway, but operated from the outset by the Highland Railway. Taken into 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.

When Sectorisation was introduced by British Rail, the station became part of ScotRail until the Privatisation of British Rail.

Service[edit]

Four trains each way call (on request) on weekdays/Saturdays and one each way all year on Sundays, plus a second from May to late September only.[4]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Lochluichart   Abellio ScotRail
Kyle of Lochalsh Line
  Achnasheen
  Historical railways  
Lochluichart (Old)
Line open; Station closed
  Highland Railway
Dingwall and Skye Railway
  Achnasheen
Line and Station open

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ Butt (1995)
  3. ^ Brailsford 2017, map 22F.
  4. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 239

Sources[edit]

  • Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.

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