Culrain railway station

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Culrain National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Cul Raoin
Culrain.jpg
Culrain station with students who have stayed at Carbisdale Castle waiting for the train (1996)
Location
Place Culrain
Local authority Highland
Coordinates 57°55′11″N 4°24′16″W / 57.9196°N 4.4045°W / 57.9196; -4.4045Coordinates: 57°55′11″N 4°24′16″W / 57.9196°N 4.4045°W / 57.9196; -4.4045
Grid reference NH576947
Operations
Station code CUA
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 526
2012/13 Decrease 474
2013/14 Increase 628
2014/15 Decrease 530
2015/16 Decrease 432
History
Original company Sutherland Railway
Pre-grouping Highland Railway
Post-grouping LMSR
1871[1] 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 Culrain from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
Station nameboard now preserved at the Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway

Culrain railway station serves the village of Culrain on the Kyle of Sutherland in the Highland council area of Scotland. It is located on the Far North Line. The railway line through Culrain is single track, with the nearest passing loop to the north being at Lairg and to the south at Ardgay.

The station is close to Carbisdale Castle, which operated from 1945 to 2011 as a youth hostel owned by the Scottish Youth Hostels Association. The hostel has been closed since 2011 as a result of structural damage and it is unclear when or whether it will reopen.

History[edit]

Services[edit]

Timetable changes in December 2008 increased the number of trains through Culrain. On Mondays to Saturdays, there are four trains a day southbound to Inverness and three a day northbound to Wick. On Sundays, there is one train in each direction.

In December 2013 it became a request stop.[2]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Ardgay   Abellio ScotRail
Far North Line
  Invershin
Historical railways
Bonar Bridge
Line and Station open
  Highland Railway
Sutherland Railway
  Invershin
Line and Station open

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butt 1995, p. 74.
  2. ^ "Expanded train services from December 2013". Retrieved 27 October 2013. 

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