Aviemore Speyside railway station

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Aviemore Speyside
Aviemore Speyside Station - geograph.org.uk - 2414125.jpg
Aviemore Speyside station, 2011
Location
PlaceAviemore
AreaHighland
Grid referenceNH897129
Operations
Original companyStrathspey Railway
Platforms2
History
22 July 1978Station opens
July 1998Station closes
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Aviemore (Speyside) railway station is an old station in Aviemore, Scotland that closed in July 1998. It was the main terminus on the Strathspey Railway which is still open as a heritage railway and tourist attraction. The station was built in the late 1970s from components from Dalnaspidal, a station on the Highland Main Line closed as part of the Beeching Axe. When the Strathspey Railway was founded, British Rail refused access to Aviemore railway station and the company was forced to construct its own terminus up the line in the railway yard.

The role of the station came to an end when, in the 1990s, the Aviemore Centre came to be redeveloped. An effort was launched to bring the village's most popular tourist attraction closer to the centre of the village. Meanwhile, then station owner Railtrack was seeking to cover some of the maintenance backlog on its estate. When all the parties had agreed, the redevelopment went ahead. When the refurbished main line station was opened, Aviemore Speyside fell out of regular use, though it was at first retained as a fallback in case of problems with Network Rail.

In July 2013 the station building was dismantled and transported to Inshriach House, 3 miles (5km) to the south of Aviemore. It is planned to rebuild the station as a recording studio.[1][2] The site is now used as a coal bunker.

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Aviemore   Strathspey Railway   Boat of Garten

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Railway Records update". Inshriach House. 20 July 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Dalnaspidal station moved to Insider Festival site". BBC News. 31 August 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013.


Coordinates: 57°11′29″N 3°49′41″W / 57.19139°N 3.82806°W / 57.19139; -3.82806