This is closed. Passenger services are
provided by ScotRail
at nearby Dingwall to Inverness, Kyle of Lochalsh, Thurso and Wick.
||3 June 1885
26 March 1951
This short branch runs through farmland to
approach Strathpeffer from the east. To the north of the line is high ground.
and Skye Railway should have run
through Strathpeffer but was forced to run further north over Raven's Rock by
the people of Strathpeffer. An inconvenient station was opened, re-named Auchterneed
when the Strathpeffer Branch opened. Both the branch and the inconvenient station
have closed. Not passing through Strathpeffer has led to a major cut to the
revenue and future security of the Dingwall
and Skye Railway
over the years.
An express train, the Strathpeffer Express,
once served Strathpeffer which was a spa town in Victorian days with a large
number of hotels, one of which was owned by the Highland
Description of route
From Fodderty Junction to Strathpeffer.
This was an east facing junction with the former
Dingwall and Skye Railway
which is still open. The formation of the junction still exists, with the Strathpeffer
line running west from the junction and the line to Kyle turning north west
to run to Loch Garve and west to Kyle.
This station was closed to freight in 1946
and passengers in 1951. The building still stands in use as a series of small
shops. The station had a single platform and goods yard to the east.
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