Beauly station, Far North of Scotland Line, on 18th June 2019. The original station, on the opposite side of the line and much bigger and grander and still standing, closed on 13th June 1960 along with several others on the line but it was not until 15th April 2002 that this new station opened. It has the shortest platform in the UK, measuring just 49.4 ft. and only able to accommodate one carriage with just one door available for entry and exit. Since trains have stopped at Beauly again, there has been a big increase in the number of passengers switching from bus to train which led to the nearby station at Conon Bridge (also closed in 1960) being reopened on 8th February 2013 and whose platform is slightly longer at 49.5 ft. Just proves how short-sighted the closures of the Moray Coast and Fraserburgh and Peterhead lines were, and there are very many more throughout the UK that can be added to the list.
Company: Inverness and Ross-shire Railway
Photographer: David Bosher
Contact photographer: David Bosher
Image number: 70576