Plockton railway station

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Plockton National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Am Ploc[1]
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Plockton station
Location
Place Plockton
Local authority Highland
Coordinates 57°20′01″N 5°39′57″W / 57.3336°N 5.6659°W / 57.3336; -5.6659Coordinates: 57°20′01″N 5°39′57″W / 57.3336°N 5.6659°W / 57.3336; -5.6659
Grid reference NG794329
Operations
Station code PLK
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13 Decrease 12,886
2013/14 Increase 13,876
2014/15 Decrease 12,826
2015/16 Decrease 11,574
2016/17 Decrease 9,998
History
Original company Highland Railway
Pre-grouping Highland Railway
Post-grouping LMSR
2 November 1897[2] Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Plockton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Plockton railway station is a railway station on the Kyle of Lochalsh Line, serving the village of Plockton in the Highlands, north-west Scotland. The station is now unstaffed.

The station is 58 miles 22 chains (93.8 km) from Dingwall, and has a single platform which is long enough for a six-coach train.[3]

History[edit]

The station was built by the Kyle of Lochalsh Extension (Highland Railway) between Stromeferry and Kyle of Lochalsh, opening on 2 November 1897.[4]

The station building was built by the Highland Railway, and designed by engineer Murdoch Paterson. It was B-listed by Historic Scotland in 1986.[5] The building was occupied by a restaurant named "Off The Rails" however it is no longer in business as a restaurant. The building was completely renovated during 2009/2010 and is now a privately owned self-catering holiday cottage.

Services[edit]

Four trains each way call on weekdays/Saturdays and one each all year on Sundays, plus a second from May to late September only.[6]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Duncraig   Abellio ScotRail
Kyle of Lochalsh Line
  Duirinish

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ Butt 1995, p. 186.
  3. ^ Brailsford 2017, map 22D.
  4. ^ "Railways in the Western Highlands. Opening of New Kyle Extension". Glasgow Herald. British Newspaper Archive. 3 November 1897. Retrieved 15 August 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 239

Sources[edit]

  • Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8. 
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.