Golspie railway station

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Golspie National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Goillspidh[1]
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Location
PlaceGolspie
Local authorityHighland
Coordinates57°58′16″N 3°59′15″W / 57.9712°N 3.9874°W / 57.9712; -3.9874Coordinates: 57°58′16″N 3°59′15″W / 57.9712°N 3.9874°W / 57.9712; -3.9874
Grid referenceNH825997
Operations
Station codeGOL
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13Increase 7,550
2013/14Increase 7,788
2014/15Increase 6,770
2015/16Decrease 5,192
2016/17Increase 5,718
History
Original companySutherland Railway
Pre-groupingHighland Railway
Post-groupingLMSR
28 July 1874Open
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 Golspie from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Golspie railway station is a railway station serving the village of Golspie in the Highland council area of Scotland.

It was designed in 1868 (with a combined post office) by the architect William Fowler.[2]

The station opened on 28 July 1874. It is on the Far North Line.

Originally part of the Sutherland Railway, Golspie station was designed by William Fowler and built in 1868, Golspie Station House which sits on the unmanned platform was converted in 2002/2003 to a four bedroom home.

The station formerly had two platforms and a passing loop. One platform remains in use and the loop has been lifted. The station building is in an excellent state of repair following recent renovation. The former goods yard is to the south of the station. This was the northern extent of the Sutherland Railway.

The line was extended north by the Duke of Sutherland's Railway. The 'Golspie North' and 'Golspie South' signalboxes are demolished. The Duke of Sutherland had an engine shed for his engine Dunrobin (and replacement with the same name).

The station is 84 miles 30 chains (135.8 km) from Inverness, and has a single platform which is long enough for a seven-coach train.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. "Gaelic/English Station Index". Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
  2. ^ http://www.scottisharchitects.org.uk/architect_full.php?id=200673
  3. ^ Brailsford 2017, map 20B.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Rogart   Abellio ScotRail
Far North Line
  Dunrobin Castle
  Historical railways  
The Mound
Line open, station closed
  Highland Railway
Left arrow Sutherland Railway
Duke of Sutherland's Railway Right arrow
  Dunrobin Castle
Line and station open