Tain railway station

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Tain National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Baile Dhubhthaich
Tain railway station in 1991.jpg
Location
Place Tain
Local authority Highland
Coordinates 57°48′52″N 4°03′07″W / 57.8144°N 4.0519°W / 57.8144; -4.0519Coordinates: 57°48′52″N 4°03′07″W / 57.8144°N 4.0519°W / 57.8144; -4.0519
Grid reference NH781823
Operations
Station code TAI
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 33,638
2012/13 Increase 34,016
2013/14 Increase 34,578
2014/15 Decrease 30,004
2015/16 Decrease 27,896
History
Original company Inverness and Ross-shire Railway
Pre-grouping Highland Railway
Post-grouping LMSR
1 June 1864[1] Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Tain from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Tain railway station is a railway station serving the burgh of Tain in the Highland council area of Scotland. The station is on the Far North Line and is currently (2012) unmanned.

In its heyday the station had a staff of approximately thirty people. The station was opened on 1 June 1864 by the Highland Railway.[1] Murdoch Paterson was the Engineer involved in the Construction of the Station (1863–1864)

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Fearn   Abellio ScotRail
Far North Line
  Ardgay
Historical railways
Fearn
Line and station open
  Inverness and Ross-shire Railway
Highland Railway
  Meikle Ferry
Line open; Station closed

Facilities[edit]

Engine Shed[edit]

1st Shed[edit]

  • Former Invergordon Shed (Timber Built) was re-erected and opened in June 1864 (located approximately NH7068.01/1A) - facilities included turntable. Burned down 20 April 1877[2]

2nd Shed[edit]

  • Slated Gable Style (Stone Built) Opened in 1877 (Sub-Shed to Helmsdale)- no facilities at the shed but a water column and turntable located at station. Dept closed 18 June 1962(Demolished)[3]

Turntable[edit]

  • Demolished (Pit filled in but pit wall tops still visible)

Signal Box South[edit]

  • Demolished

Signal Box North[edit]

  • Demolished

Water Tank[edit]

  • Stone Built sub-structure supporting cast iron tank. Demolished

Services[edit]

There are four through trains northbound to Wick & Thurso in the May 2016 timetable and eight trains to Inverness southbound on weekdays & Saturdays. The additional departures to Inverness run mainly in the morning peak & evening and are run primarily for commuters. On Sundays there are four trains to Inverness and a single departure to Wick.[4]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 226.
  2. ^ 2[full citation needed]
  3. ^ 2[full citation needed]
  4. ^ Table 239 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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. 
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137. 
  • Smith, Roger Griffiths & Paul (1999). The directory of British engine sheds and principal locomotive servicing points : Southern England, the Midlands, East Anglia and Wales. Sparkford: Oxford. ISBN 0860935426. 

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