Duncraig railway station

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Duncraig National Rail
Duncraig Station.JPG
Station platform, looking east (towards Inverness)
Location
Place Duncraig Castle, near Plockton
Local authority Highland
Coordinates 57°20′13″N 5°38′14″W / 57.3369°N 5.6372°W / 57.3369; -5.6372Coordinates: 57°20′13″N 5°38′14″W / 57.3369°N 5.6372°W / 57.3369; -5.6372
Grid reference NG812332
Operations
Station code DCG
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 Increase 722
2012/13 Increase 784
2013/14 Decrease 534
2014/15 Decrease 448
2015/16 Increase 494
History
Original company Highland Railway
Pre-grouping Highland Railway
Post-grouping LMSR
1897[1] Opened as Duncraig Platform
?[1] Closed
23 May 1949[1] Opened to the public
10 September 1962[1] Renamed
7 December 1964[1] Closed
5 January 1976[1] Reopened
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 Duncraig from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Duncraig railway station is a remote railway station by the shore of Loch Carron on the Kyle of Lochalsh Line, serving Duncraig Castle, a mansion near Plockton, in the Highland council area of northern Scotland. It was originally a private station, and features a unique little octagonal waiting room. The station is unstaffed and is a request stop.

Duncraig was closed between 7 December 1964 and 5 January 1976;[1] it was reopened after local train drivers refused to acknowledge the station's closure for the intervening 11 years.[2]

The station is a Category B listed building.[3]

Services[edit]

2016 services[edit]

Monday to Saturday, Duncraig is served, by request, by four services each way between Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh. On Sundays, there are two services each way in summer, reducing to one each way in winter.[4]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Stromeferry   Abellio ScotRail
Kyle of Lochalsh Line
  Plockton

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Butt 1995, p. 85.
  2. ^ Wills, Dixe (8 April 2014). "Stop the train, I want to get off: The magic of Britain's railway request stations". The Independent. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Listed Building Report - Duncraig Halt". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  4. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 239 (Network Rail)

Sources[edit]

  • Vallance, H.A.; Clinker, C.R.; Lambert, Anthony J. (1985). The Highland Railway : The History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands - Vol 2 (4th ed.). David St John Thomas. ISBN 0946537232. 
  • 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. 

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