Rogart railway station

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Rogart National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Sgìre Raoird
Rogart railway station 1.jpg
Location
Place Rogart
Local authority Highland
Coordinates 57°59′19″N 4°09′30″W / 57.9886°N 4.1584°W / 57.9886; -4.1584Coordinates: 57°59′19″N 4°09′30″W / 57.9886°N 4.1584°W / 57.9886; -4.1584
Grid reference NC724019
Operations
Station code ROG
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 1,736
2012/13 Decrease 1,662
2013/14 Steady 1,662
2014/15 Decrease 1,522
2015/16 Increase 1,710
History
Original company Sutherland Railway
Pre-grouping Highland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
British Railways
13 July 1868 Opened as Rogart
13 June 1960 Closed
6 March 1961 Reopened
12 June 1961 Renamed Rogart Halt
? Renamed Rogart
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Rogart from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Rogart railway station is a railway station serving the Parish of Rogart and the village of Pittentrail in the Highland council area of Scotland. The station is on the Far North Line. Trains stop on request.

History[edit]

The Sutherland Railway opened between Bonar Bridge and Golspie on 13 April 1868.[1] Among the intermediate stations was one at Rogart, which opened with the line.[2] It is 77 mileschain (123.9 km) from Inverness.[3]

In common with six other stations north of Bonar Bridge (now Ardgay), the station at Rogart was closed on 13 June 1960 with the intention of making economies; but the cuts were seen as too drastic, and Rogart station alone was reopened on 6 March 1961.[2][4] Three months later, on 12 June 1961, it was renamed Rogart Halt, but has since reverted to Rogart.[2]

The station has a passing loop 28 chains (560 m) long, flanked by two platforms. That on the down (northbound) line can accommodate trains having five coaches, whereas the up (southbound) platform can hold six.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vallance, Clinker & Lambert 1985, p. 35.
  2. ^ a b c Butt 1995, p. 199.
  3. ^ a b Yonge 2007, fig. 20 section B.
  4. ^ Vallance, Clinker & Lambert 1985, pp. 161–2.

Sources[edit]

  • 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. 
  • Vallance, H.A.; Clinker, C.R.; Lambert, Anthony J. (1985) [1938]. The Highland Railway (4th ed.). Newton Abbot: David & Charles. ISBN 0-946537-24-0. 
  • Yonge, John (December 2007) [1987]. Jacobs, Gerald, ed. 1: Scotland & Isle of Man. Railway Track Diagrams (5th ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-3-6. 
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Lairg   Abellio ScotRail
Far North Line
  Golspie
Historical railways
Lairg
Line and station open
  Highland Railway
Sutherland Railway
  The Mound
Line open, station closed