Fortrose railway station

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Fortrose
Location
PlaceFortrose
AreaRoss and Cromarty
Operations
Original companyFortrose Branch of the Highland Railway
Pre-groupingHighland
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
British Railways
Platforms1
History
1 February 1894station opened
1 October 1951Station closed to passengers
13 June 1960[1]Line closed
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
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Fortrose was the terminus of a single track branch of the Highland Railway, in north east Scotland. It connected villages in The Black Isle peninsula to the railway network via a junction at Muir of Ord.

Authorisation was obtained on 4 July 1890 to build a 15.75 mile (25 km) branch line from Muir of Ord to Rosemarkie; however the line never proceeded beyond Fortrose.[2]

Other stations[edit]


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Avoch
Line and station closed
  Highland Railway
Fortrose Branch
  Terminus

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Passengers No More - first edition- by G.Daniels and L.Dench page 53
  2. ^ Vallance, pages 44 - 45.

References[edit]

  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Limited. ISBN 1-85260-508-1.
  • Vallance, H.A. (1985). The Highland Railway. 4th Extended edition: extra material by C.R. Clinker and Anthony J. Lambert. Newton Abbot: David St John Thomas. ISBN 0-946537-24-0.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 57°34′56″N 4°07′57″W / 57.5821°N 4.1326°W / 57.5821; -4.1326