Evanton railway station

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Evanton
Locomotive at Evanton Station - geograph.org.uk - 2124570.jpg
Caledonian Railway 72 Class No. 54496 at Evanton in September 1957.
Location
PlaceEvanton
AreaHighland
Coordinates57°40′02″N 4°19′31″W / 57.6673°N 4.3253°W / 57.6673; -4.3253Coordinates: 57°40′02″N 4°19′31″W / 57.6673°N 4.3253°W / 57.6673; -4.3253
Grid referenceNH612664
Operations
Original companyInverness and Ross-shire Railway
Pre-groupingHighland Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms2
History
23 May 1863 (1863-05-23)Station opened as "Novar"
1 June 1937Renamed
13 June 1960Closed to passengers
2 November 1964Closed to goods
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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Evanton railway station was a railway station on the Inverness and Ross-shire Railway, on the Inverness to Dingwall section.[1] It was situated to the east of the village of Evanton.

History[edit]

The line became part of the Highland Railway on 1 February 1865, then, at grouping in 1923, it became part of the London Midland and Scottish Railway.[citation needed]

The station was originally opened on 23 May 1863 when it was known as "Novar".[2][3] It was renamed "Evanton" on 12 June 1937 and closed to passengers on 13 June 1960.[4][3] Goods facilities were withdrawn on 2 November 1964.[5]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Foulis
Line open, station closed
  Highland Railway
Inverness and Ross-shire Railway
  Alness
Line and station open

Proposed reopening[edit]

In May 2013, the reopening of the station was proposed by Highland Councillor Martin Rattray, following on from the successful reopenings of Beauly and Conon Bridge.[6][7]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Conolly 2004, p. 36, section C5.
  2. ^ Butt 1995, p. 175.
  3. ^ a b Quick 2009, p. 167.
  4. ^ Butt 1995, pp. 92, 175.
  5. ^ Clinker 1988, p. 46.
  6. ^ Nigel Harris, ed. (17–30 April 2013). "Moves to re-open Evanton station". RAIL (720): 24.
  7. ^ Mackenzie, Jackie (22 March 2013). "New Ross rail plan is on track". North Star. Retrieved 26 May 2013.

Sources[edit]

  • 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.
  • Clinker, C.R. (1988) [1978]. Clinker's Register of Closed Passenger Stations and Goods Depots in England, Scotland and Wales 1830–1980 (2nd ed.). Bristol: Avon-Anglia Publications & Services. ISBN 978-0-905466-91-0. OCLC 655703233.

Further reading[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.

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