Newtonmore railway station

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Newtonmore National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Baile Ùr an t-Slèibh
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Location
Place Newtonmore
Local authority Highland
Coordinates 57°03′34″N 4°07′06″W / 57.0595°N 4.1184°W / 57.0595; -4.1184Coordinates: 57°03′34″N 4°07′06″W / 57.0595°N 4.1184°W / 57.0595; -4.1184
Grid reference NN715984
Operations
Station code NWR
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 Decrease 9,406
2012/13 Decrease 8,958
2013/14 Decrease 8,326
2014/15 Increase 8,636
2015/16 Increase 9,432
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Newtonmore from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Newtonmore railway station serves the village of Newtonmore, Highland, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Highland Main Line.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway on 9 September 1863.[1] The original station buildings were constructed of wood and destroyed in a fire in April 1893[2] A replacement station building in stone was erected in 1893.[3]

A serious accident occurred on 2 August 1894 when the morning passenger train from Perth to Inverness collided with a goods train. One passenger was killed and several were badly injured.[4]

On 13 September 1900, James Ormiston, a brakesman was killed in a shunting accident at the station.[5]

Current services[edit]

The station is served by trains to Inverness and Glasgow or Edinburgh, a Sunday southbound HST train service to London King's Cross and a nightly Caledonian Sleeper service to London Euston. The station has just one platform; since it was shortened the main building is now a private residence and is now no longer part of the platform. Because the platform is short, express services overrun the platform commonly.[citation needed] The station was listed for closure[when?] but was saved because it provided crucial transport links to the Scottish and English capitals daily.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Blair Atholl   Virgin Trains East Coast
East Coast Main Line
  Kingussie
Dalwhinnie   Abellio ScotRail
Highland Main Line
  Kingussie
Dalwhinnie   Caledonian Sleeper
Highland Caledonian Sleeper
  Kingussie
Historical railways
Dalwhinnie
Line and station open
  Inverness and Perth Junction Railway   Kingussie
Line and station open

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aberdeen Journal. Wednesday 16 September 1863
  2. ^ Glasgow Herald - Saturday 22 April 1893
  3. ^ The Buildings of Scotland, Highland and Islands. John Gifford. Yale University Press. 1992. ISBN 0-300-09625-9
  4. ^ Western Times, Friday 3 August 1894
  5. ^ Dundee Courier - Friday 14 September 1900