This light railway is closed. The line ran south from Wick to the terminus at Lybster.
Heavy fish traffic was hoped for, but did not arise.
The nearest passenger services are provided by ScotRail between Wick, Thurso and Inverness.
|/ /1899||Wick and Lybster Light Railway|
Wick and Lybster Light Railway authorised.
|01/07/1903||Wick and Lybster Light Railway|
Line opened from Wick (Sutherland and Caithness Railway) to Lybster.
|01/01/1923||Dundee and Newtyle Railway
Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway
Glasgow and South Western Railway
Callander and Oban Railway
Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Cathcart District Railway
Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Joint Committee
Brechin and Edzell District Railway
Dornoch Light Railway
Wick and Lybster Light Railway|
Grouped into London, Midland and Scottish Railway.
|03/04/1944||Wick and Lybster Light Railway|
Lybster to Wick closed to all traffic (temporary, but final closure)
|01/02/1951||Wick and Lybster Light Railway|
Lybster to Wick; official closure date (already closed by April 1944)
These locations are along the line.
This is the end of the Far North Line from Inverness, the most distant station from the rest of the network. The furthest north station is Thurso. The station is to the south of the River Wick, in the west of the town. The town has a considerable harbour on Wick Bay, built for the once large fishing fleet.
This station stood alongside the A99. The station building backs onto the A road. The platform was on the east side of the line. There was a goods siding to the south, approached by a reversing spur parallel with the platform line.
This was a single platform station. The platform was on the east side of the line with a building typical of the line, such as that preserved at Thrumster.
This was a single platform station. The platform was on the east side of the line. North of the station were two sidings and a loading bank, all on the east side of the line and served from the south alongside the station.
This was a single platform station. The platform was on the south side of the line. The station building was of the same style as that which survives at Thrumster.
This was the southern terminus of the single track line from Wick. It was a one platform station with a generously sized goods yard. It was in the northern part of Lybster. Lybster Harbour was once a busy fishing port established by the British Fisheries Society but suffered with the collapse of over-fishing of herring around 1900.