Muir of Ord railway station
|Muir of Ord|
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.|
|UK Railways portal|
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 have increased usage dramatically (see right).
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Far North Line
Kyle of Lochalsh Line
|Beauly||Inverness and Ross-shire Railway
- Butt (1995)
- The Buildings of Scotland, Highland and Islands. John Gifford. Yale University Press. 1992. ISBN 0-300-09625-9
- Work to start next month on vital bridge replacement The Press and Journal 14 October 2015
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- Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
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