Muir of Ord railway station
|Muir of Ord|
|Scottish Gaelic: Am Blàr Dubh|
Class 37 on a southbound service in May 1988
|Place||Muir of Ord|
|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||Inverness and Ross-shire Railway|
|11 June 1862||Opened|
|13 June 1960||Closed|
|4 October 1976||Reopened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Muir of Ord from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
Muir of Ord railway station is a railway station on the Kyle of Lochalsh Line and the Far North Line, serving the village of Muir of Ord in the Highland council area of Scotland. It is the location of the sole remaining crossing loop on the single line between Dingwall and Inverness.
Passenger services on the branch ceased on 1 October 1951, but the branch remained open for freight until 13 June 1960.
Muir of Ord station was closed in 1960 but reopened in 1976.
After the railway bridge across the River Ness washed away in February 1989, isolating the entire network north of Inverness, Muir of Ord was chosen as the location for a temporary depot, from which the stranded rolling stock could operate the service to the highland communities which depended on the line. In November 2015, work commenced on a new A862 road bridge at the northern end of the station.
Increased services had increased usage dramatically, but since it has been steadily dropping.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Far North Line
Kyle of Lochalsh Line
Inverness and Ross-shire Railway
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