Lochluichart railway station

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Lochluichart National Rail
Lochluichart railway station in 2009.jpg
Location
Place Lochluichart
Local authority Highland
Coordinates 57°37′18″N 4°48′33″W / 57.6218°N 4.8091°W / 57.6218; -4.8091Coordinates: 57°37′18″N 4°48′33″W / 57.6218°N 4.8091°W / 57.6218; -4.8091
Grid reference NH323625
Operations
Station code LCC
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 442
2012/13 Increase 400
2013/14 Increase 612
2014/15 Decrease 482
2015/16 Increase 608
History
Original company Dingwall and Skye Railway
Pre-grouping Highland Railway
Post-grouping LMS
1 August 1871 Opened as Lochluichart High[1]
3 May 1954 Resited and renamed as 'Lochluichart[1]
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Lochluichart from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Lochluichart railway station is a railway station on the Kyle of Lochalsh Line, serving the village of Lochluichart in the north of Scotland. Lochluichart is located at the north edge of Loch Luichart.

History[edit]

The station was opened as Lochluichart High[1] by the Dingwall and Skye Railway on 1 August 1871 as a private station for Lady Ashburnton on the Lochluichart Estate. Became a public station by 1887[2]. On 3 May 1954 a new station was opened as Lochluichart[1] as a result of a hydro electric scheme raising the level of Loch Luichart, constructed of red sandstone. The deviation required about 2-mile (3.2 km) on stone-pitched embankments and in rock cuttings, a 100-foot (30 m) bridge over the River Conon and a 36-foot (11 m) bridge.[3]

Services[edit]

Four trains each way call (on request) on weekdays/Saturdays and one each way all year on Sundays, plus a second from May to late September only.[4]


Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Garve   Abellio ScotRail
Kyle of Lochalsh Line
  Achanalt
Historical railways
Garve   Highland Railway
Dingwall and Skye Railway
  Achanalt

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Butt (1995), page 147
  2. ^ Private and Untimetabled Railway Stations by G.Croughton page 96
  3. ^ Cooke, B.W.C., ed. (June 1954). "Re-Siting of Lochluichart Station". The Railway Magazine. Vol. 100 no. 638. Westminster: Tothill Press. p. 432. 
  4. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 239

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