Newtonmore railway station
|Scottish Gaelic: Baile Ùr an t-Slèibh|
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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. The station is 68 miles 62 chains (110.7 km) from Perth, and has a single platform which is long enough for a ten-coach train. It is currently the only station on the Highland Main Line to have one platform, although the former second platform can still be seen adjacent to the first platform.
The station was opened by the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway on 9 September 1863. The original station buildings were constructed of wood and destroyed in a fire in April 1893 A replacement station building in stone was erected in 1893.
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.
On 13 September 1900, James Ormiston, a brakesman was killed in a shunting accident at the station.
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. The station was listed for closure[when?] but was saved because it provided crucial transport links to the Scottish and English capitals daily.
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East Coast Main Line
Highland Main Line
Highland Caledonian Sleeper
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Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Line and station open
- Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) . "Gaelic/English Station Index". Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
- Brailsford 2017, map 19C.
- Aberdeen Journal. Wednesday 16 September 1863
- Glasgow Herald - Saturday 22 April 1893
- The Buildings of Scotland, Highland and Islands. John Gifford. Yale University Press. 1992. ISBN 0-300-09625-9
- Western Times, Friday 3 August 1894
- Dundee Courier - Friday 14 September 1900
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