Dalwhinnie railway station

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Dalwhinnie National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Dail Chuinnidh[1]
Dalwhinnie railway station 1.jpg
Location
PlaceDalwhinnie
Local authorityHighland
Coordinates56°56′06″N 4°14′47″W / 56.9351°N 4.2463°W / 56.9351; -4.2463Coordinates: 56°56′06″N 4°14′47″W / 56.9351°N 4.2463°W / 56.9351; -4.2463
Grid referenceNN634848
Operations
Station codeDLW
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 2,472
2014/15Decrease 2,460
2015/16Decrease 2,392
2016/17Increase 3,188
2017/18Increase 3,372
History
Original companyInverness and Perth Junction Railway
Pre-groupingHighland Railway
Post-groupingLMS
9 September 1863[2]Opened
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dalwhinnie from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Dalwhinnie railway station is a railway station serving the village of Dalwhinnie, Highland, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Highland Main Line, 58 miles 47 chains (94.3 km) from Perth, and has a passing loop 35 chains (700 m) long, flanked by two platforms. Platform 1 on the up (southbound) line can accommodate trains having five coaches, whereas platform 2 on the down (northbound) line can hold nine. The passing loop continues towards Perth as double-track line.[3]

History[edit]

The station opened in 1863. The station buildings were completed in 1864 by Joseph Mitchell & Company.[4]

Services[edit]

There are five daily departures in each direction on weekdays, to Inverness, Perth, Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Queen Street. The Caledonian Sleeper between Inverness and London Euston also calls here (set down only northbound, pickup only southbound). On Sundays, a small number of trains calls between Inverness and Edinburgh.[5]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Blair Atholl   Abellio ScotRail
Highland Main Line
  Newtonmore
Blair Atholl   Caledonian Sleeper
Highland Caledonian Sleeper
  Newtonmore
  Historical railways  
Dalnaspidal
Line open; station closed
  Highland Railway
Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
  Newtonmore
Line and station open

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ Butt 1995, p. 76.
  3. ^ Brailsford 2017, map 19C.
  4. ^ The Buildings of Scotland, Highland and Islands. John Gifford. Yale University Press. 1992. ISBN 0-300-09625-9
  5. ^ Table 229 National Rail timetable, May 2016

Sources[edit]

  • 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.