Achanalt railway station

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Achanalt National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Achan nan Allt
Achanalt Station - geograph.org.uk - 1451594.jpg
Location
Place Achanalt
Local authority Highland
Coordinates 57°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 reference NH260614
Operations
Station code AAT
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 162
2012/13 Increase 164
2013/14 Increase 228
2014/15 Increase 482
2015/16 Decrease 312
History
Original company Dingwall and Skye Railway
Pre-grouping Highland Railway
Post-grouping LMSR
19 August 1870[1] Station opened
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* 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.
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Achanalt railway station is a remote railway station on the Kyle of Lochalsh Line, serving the village of Achanalt in the north of Scotland.

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.[2]

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

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butt (1995)
  2. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 239

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