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 ScotRail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  463
2005/06 Decrease 391
2006/07 Decrease 342
2007/08 Increase 485
2008/09 Decrease 388
2009/10 Increase 394
2010/11 Increase 602
2011/12 Increase 722
2012/13 Increase 784
2013/14 Decrease 534
History
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
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* 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.

The station is a Category B listed building.[2]

Services[edit]

2013 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.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Butt 1995, p. 85.
  2. ^ "Listed Building Report - Duncraig Halt". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 

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 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 

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