Wick railway station
An external view of Wick railway station
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||1|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Sutherland and Caithness Railway|
|28 July 1874||Opened|
|Listing grade||Category B listed building (since 15 December 1998)|
|Added to list||28 November 1984|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Wick from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Wick railway station is a railway station serving the town of Wick, in the Highland council area in the north of Scotland. The station is the terminus of the Far North Line, near Wick police station and Caithness General Hospital, within the former county of Caithness.
The station was built by the Sutherland and Caithness Railway, opening the line in 1874. On 1 July 1903, the station became the junction with the Wick and Lybster Light Railway. The last trains to Lybster ran in 1944, although the line was not officially closed until 1951.
On 30 June 1909, Peter Doull, a coal trimmer, was killed by a train in the coal siding.
On 3 May 1941, a goods train going into the station collided with an empty carriage at the platform. The buffers failed to stop the carriage which was carried forward and piled up onto the platform, where one end crashed into the Menzies bookstall. The platform buffers were found buried beneath the wreckage of the bookstall.
Thurso station is also a terminus station, at the end of a branch line off the Inverness-Wick line at Georgemas Junction, but, after reaching Thurso, current services from Inverness continue back to Georgemas Junction and then on to Wick, making Wick the de facto terminus for the service.
Monday - Saturday
- 1 train per day to Inverness at 11:58
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Georgemas Junction||Abellio ScotRail
Far North Line
Station closed; Line open
Sutherland and Caithness Railway
Station and Line closed
|Wick and Lybster Railway
Operated by Highland Railway
- Butt (1995), page 250
- "The Sunderland and Caithness Railway". The Scotsman. British Newspaper Archive. 27 July 1874. Retrieved 14 August 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (. ))
- "The Wick and Lybster Light Railway. The Opening Ceremony". Aberdeen Journal. British Newspaper Archive. 2 July 1903. Retrieved 15 August 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (. ))
- "Fatal Accident at Wick Railway Station". Aberdeen Journal. British Newspaper Archive. 1 July 1909. Retrieved 15 August 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (. ))
- "Wick Station Crash". Aberdeen Weekly Journal. British Newspaper Archive. 8 May 1941. Retrieved 15 August 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (. ))
- GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 239 (Network Rail)
- 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.
- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
- Railscot: Sutherland and Caithness Railway
- Railscot: Wick and Lybster Light Railway
- ScotRail North Highlands Timetable
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