Stromeferry railway station

Coordinates: 57°21′08″N 5°33′03″W / 57.3523°N 5.5509°W / 57.3523; -5.5509
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Scottish Gaelic: Port an t-Sròim[1]
National Rail
The station seen in 2011. The second platform is still visible on the left.
General information
LocationStromeferry, Highland
Coordinates57°21′08″N 5°33′03″W / 57.3523°N 5.5509°W / 57.3523; -5.5509
Grid referenceNG865346
Managed byScotRail
Other information
Station codeSTF[2]
Original companyDingwall and Skye Railway
Pre-groupingHighland Railway
Key dates
19 August 1870[3]Opened
2018/19Decrease 1,274
2019/20Increase 1,508
2020/21Decrease 136
2021/22Increase 918
2022/23Increase 1,144
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Stromeferry railway station is a station on the Kyle of Lochalsh Line, serving the village of Stromeferry in the Highlands, northern Scotland. Stromeferry lies on the southern shore of Loch Carron, across from the ruined Strome Castle, near the west coast. The station is 53 miles 15 chains (85.6 km) from Dingwall, between Attadale and Duncraig.[4] ScotRail, who manage the station, operate all services.


The station in 1970

The station opened for passenger traffic on 19 August 1870.[5]

For the first 27 years of its existence it was the line's terminus, bringing prosperity to the village.[6]

The station was host to an LMS caravan from 1935 to 1939.[7] A camping coach was positioned here by the Scottish Region from 1952 to 1967, for the last two years a Pullman camping coach was used.[8]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 3 June 1883 the station was occupied by 150 Sabbatarians, defeating the local police force and railway employees, to prevent the despatch of fish to London. They were objecting to the transport of fish on a Sunday.[6][9]

The station was destroyed by fire along with a train of 14 vehicles on 16 October 1891.[10]


Facilities at the station are minimal, consisting of a shelter, a help point, a bench and cycle racks. The station is step-free.[11] As there are no facilities to purchase tickets, passengers must buy one in advance, or from the guard on the train.


Four trains each way call on weekdays/Saturdays and one each way all year on Sundays, plus a second from May to late September only.[12][13]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Attadale   ScotRail
Kyle of Lochalsh Line
  Historical railways  
Line and station open
  Highland Railway
Left arrow Dingwall and Skye Railway
Kyle of Lochalsh Extension Right arrow
Line and station open


  1. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ Deaves, Phil. "Railway Codes". Retrieved 27 September 2022.
  3. ^ Butt 1995, p. 223.
  4. ^ Bridge, Mike, ed. (2017). TRACKatlas of Mainland Britain: A Comprehensive Geographic Atlas Showing the Rail Network of Great Britain (3rd ed.). Sheffield: Platform 5 Publishing Ltd. p. 97. ISBN 978-1909431-26-3.
  5. ^ "New Railway in the North". Morning Post. British Newspaper Archive. 20 August 1870. Retrieved 15 August 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  6. ^ a b Dalton, Alastair (19 August 2020). "Strome Ferry 'Great Railway Journey of the World' hits 150". Retrieved 27 April 2023.
  7. ^ McRae 1997, p. 22.
  8. ^ McRae 1998, p. 13.
  9. ^ "Serious disturbance at Stromeferry". Aberdeen Journal. British Newspaper Archive. 4 June 1883. Retrieved 15 August 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  10. ^ "Stromeferry Railway Station Burned". Aberdeen Evening Express. British Newspaper Archive. 16 October 1891. Retrieved 15 August 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  11. ^ "National Rail Enquiries -". Retrieved 25 August 2022.
  12. ^ eNRT May 2022 Edition, Table 219
  13. ^ eNRT December 2021 Edition, Table 219


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