Kyle of Lochalsh Extension (Highland Railway)

Introduction

This railway is open. Passenger services are provided by ScotRail between Kyle of Lochalsh, Stromeferry and Inverness.

The line is supported and promoted by the Friends of the Kyle Line .

Why built

This extension was built to continue the Highland Railway's Stromeferry line to a new pier at Kyle of Lochalsh. The new location was more convenient for a ferry to Kyleakin, Portree, both on Skye, and other islands.

Service

ScotRail operates a service from Inverness to Kyle. There are four or five trains per day with fewer on Sundays.



Route described

From Stromeferry to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

Stromeferry

This was the terminus of the line until extension west and south to Kyle of Lochalsh.
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Duncraig

This is a single platform station originally built as a private station serving Duncraig Castle in 1897. It became public in 1949.
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Plockton

This is a single platform station with a fine example of the timber Highland Railway station building.
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Duirinish

This is a single platform station with a minimal waiting shelter. The platform is on the south side of the line.
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Kyle of Lochalsh

This is the terminus of the line from Dingwall. This terminus replaced the further east station at Stromeferry. The station is on a pier and is built in the Swiss Chalet style (reminiscent of the West Highland Railway built around the same time).
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