Achnasheen railway station
Scottish Gaelic: Achadh na Sìne
|Coordinates||57°34′45″N 5°04′20″W / 57.5793°N 5.0723°W|
|Classification||DfT category F2|
|Original company||Dingwall and Skye Railway|
|19 August 1870||Station opened|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
Achnasheen railway station is a remote railway station on the Kyle of Lochalsh Line, serving the village of Achnasheen in the north of Scotland. The station is 27 miles 72 chains (44.9 km) from Dingwall, between Achanalt and Achnashellach. ScotRail, who manage the station, operate all services.
The station was opened by the Dingwall and Skye Railway on 19 August 1870, but operated from the outset by the Highland Railway. The station hotel was built by Alexander Ross and opened in 1871. It was extended by William Roberts in 1898 and again at the turn of the 21st century.
It was once an important railhead, handling passengers, mail and freight bound for parts of Wester Ross, including Gairloch and the Loch Torridon area.
Facilities here are very basic, consisting of shelters and benches on both platforms on both platforms, and a help point on platform 1, adjacent to a small car park. Unusually, for such a rural location, there are accessible toilets at the station. As there are no facilities to purchase tickets, passengers must buy one in advance, or from the guard on the train.
|Entries and exits||2,147||2,379||2,471||2,697||2,974||3,202||3,614||3,698||3,998||3,566||3,972||3,722||3,700||3,076||3,310||3,284||3,234||620||2,420|
The statistics cover twelve month periods that start in April.
There are four trains a day in each direction (one on Sundays in winter, two in summer, depending on the time of year) stopping here, connecting Achnasheen with all stations between Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Kyle of Lochalsh Line
Line and Station open
Dingwall and Skye Railway
Line open; Station closed
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- ^ eNRT December 2021 Edition, Table 219
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- Train times and station information for Achnasheen railway station from National Rail
- Station on navigable O.S. map