Carrbridge railway station

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Carrbridge National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Drochaid Chàrr[1]
Carrbridge railway station, looking towards Inverness.JPG
Carrbridge railway station, looking towards Inverness
Location
PlaceCarrbridge
Local authorityHighland
Coordinates57°16′46″N 3°49′41″W / 57.2794°N 3.8280°W / 57.2794; -3.8280Coordinates: 57°16′46″N 3°49′41″W / 57.2794°N 3.8280°W / 57.2794; -3.8280
Grid referenceNH899224
Operations
Station codeCAG
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 5,540
2014/15Increase 6,256
2015/16Increase 6,898
2016/17Decrease 5,808
2017/18Increase 6,064
History
8 July 1892Opened
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 Carrbridge from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Carrbridge railway station serves the village of Carrbridge, Highland, Scotland. The railway station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Highland Main Line, 90 mileschains (144.8 km) from Perth. It has a passing loop 30 chains (600 m) long, flanked by two platforms which can each accommodate a thirteen-coach train.[2]

History[edit]

The station was opened on 8 July 1892 when the line to Aviemore opened. Services to Inverness commenced on 1 November 1898. The station building is thought to be by the architect William Roberts, dating from 1898.[3]

There have been two accidents at Carrbridge, one in 1914 and another in 2010.

Services[edit]

There are five northbound departures to Inverness and six southbound trains to Perth, the latter continuing to either Glasgow Queen Street or Edinburgh. Four trains call each way on Sundays, including the southbound Highland Chieftain to London King's Cross.[4]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Aviemore   London North Eastern Railway
East Coast Main Line
  Inverness
Aviemore   Abellio ScotRail
Highland Main Line
  Inverness
  Historical railways  
Aviemore
Line and station open
  Highland Railway
Inverness and Aviemore Direct Railway
  Tomatin
Line open; station closed

Gallery[edit]

Facilities[edit]

The station has a car park but is not permanently staffed.[5] Flowering shrubs on the platforms are tended by volunteers as part of an 'adopt a station' initiative.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ Brailsford 2017, map 19D.
  3. ^ The Buildings of Scotland, Highland and Islands. John Gifford. Yale University Press. 1992. ISBN 0-300-09625-9
  4. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 229
  5. ^ "National Rail Enquiries - Station facilities for Carrbridge". www.nationalrail.co.uk. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Carrbridge Station, Scotland". www.carrbridge.org. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  • 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.

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