Carrbridge railway station

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Carrbridge National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Drochaid Chàrr
Carrbridge railway station - geograph.org.uk - 891962.jpg
Location
Place Carrbridge
Local authority Highland
Coordinates 57°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 reference NH899224
Operations
Station code CAG
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 5,636
2012/13 Decrease 4,454
2013/14 Increase 5,540
2014/15 Increase 6,256
2015/16 Increase 6,898
History
8 July 1892 Opened
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* 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.
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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, 27 14 miles (43.9 km) southeast of Inverness.

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.[1]

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 Kings Cross.[2]

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

Facilities[edit]

The station has a car park but is not permanently staffed.[3] Flowering shrubs on the platforms are tended by volunteers as part of an 'adopt a station' initiative.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Buildings of Scotland, Highland and Islands. John Gifford. Yale University Press. 1992. ISBN 0-300-09625-9
  2. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 229
  3. ^ http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/CAG/details.aspx
  4. ^ http://www.carrbridge.org/station.htm