Lairg railway station

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Lairg National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Luirg
Lairg Station.JPG
The view northward in 2009
Location
Place Lairg
Local authority Highland
Coordinates 58°00′07″N 4°23′59″W / 58.0019°N 4.3998°W / 58.0019; -4.3998Coordinates: 58°00′07″N 4°23′59″W / 58.0019°N 4.3998°W / 58.0019; -4.3998
Grid reference NC582039
Operations
Station code LRG
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 6,330
2012/13 Decrease 6,176
2013/14 Increase 7,440
2014/15 Increase 7,514
2015/16 Decrease 6,592
History
Original company Sutherland Railway
Pre-grouping Highland Railway
Post-grouping LMSR
28 July 1874 Open
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* 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.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
Lairg station in September 1973, with a postbus waiting.

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.

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 Following considerable local opposition to the cancellation of the services they have now been replaced by temporary services operated, under contract from the Highland Council, by Stagecoach plc.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.

Services[edit]

Four Inverness to Wick via Thurso trains call here each way on weekdays & Saturdays (along with a fifth Inverness departure southbound in the early morning) and a single departure each way on Sundays.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Table 239 National Rail timetable, May 2016
Preceding station National Rail Following station
Invershin   Abellio ScotRail
Far North Line
  Rogart