Tain railway station
|Scottish Gaelic: Baile Dhubhthaich|
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Inverness and Ross-shire Railway|
|1 June 1864||Opened|
|Listing grade||Category B|
|Added to list||6 October 1978|
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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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In its heyday the station had a staff of approximately thirty people. The station was opened on 1 June 1864 by the Highland Railway. Murdoch Paterson was the engineer involved in the construction of the station (1863–1864).
The station is 44 miles 23 chains (71.3 km) from Inverness, and has a passing loop 24 chains (480 m) long, flanked by two platforms. Platform 1 on the up (southbound) line can accommodate trains having seven coaches, whereas platform 2 on the down (northbound) line can hold eight.
- 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.[page needed]
- 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).[page needed]
- Demolished (Pit filled in but pit wall tops still visible)
Signal Box South
Signal Box North
- Stone Built sub-structure supporting cast iron tank. Demolished
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.
- Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) . 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.
- 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.
- Griffiths, Roger; Smith, 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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Far North Line
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Inverness and Ross-shire Railway
Line open; Station closed
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