Lairg railway station
|Scottish Gaelic: Luirg|
The view northward in 2009
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Sutherland Railway|
|28 July 1874||Open|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Lairg from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
Lairg railway station is a railway station just south of the village of Lairg in the Highland council area of Scotland. The station is on the Far North Line. It is 66 miles 78 chains (107.8 km) from Inverness, and has a passing loop 26 chains (520 m) long, flanked by two platforms. Platform 1 on the up (southbound) line can accommodate trains having six coaches, but platform 2 on the down (northbound) line can only hold five.
Until April 2009 the station provided an interchange point for postbus services to the remote communities of Durness, Kinlochbervie and Tongue, Highland. Following considerable local opposition to the cancellation of the services they have now been replaced by temporary services operated, under contract from the Highland Council, by Stagecoach plc. The future of the services has yet to be determined.
Highland Rail Partnership is based in the former booking office.
Four Inverness to Wick via Thurso trains call here each way on weekdays and Saturdays (along with a fifth Inverness departure southbound in the early morning) and a single departure each way on Sundays.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Invershin or Ardgay||Abellio ScotRail
Far North Line
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