Ardgay

Location type

Station


Names and dates

Bonar Bridge (1864-1977)
Ardgay (1977-)

Opened on the Inverness and Ross-shire Railway.

Opened on the Sutherland Railway.

Open on the Far North Line.


Description

This is a two platform station with a passing loop on the Far North line. The northbound platform retains its two storey station building with a platform awning supported by pillars, now a house, and a goods yard exists to the south, west side of the line, currently in permanent way maintenance use. The station had refreshment rooms to the north of the station building. Platforms are linked by a lattice footbridge.

The station was known, until 1977, by the name of the nearby bridge (and town) which was on the road north but is now named for the village where the station is located. The reason for the original name was because this was formerly a terminus, named for the route north rather than the town in which it was situated.

The station had north (a small box on the west side at north end) and south (east side at south end) boxes. Both boxes closed in 1985, replaced by RETB based at Dingwall. The south box remained until around 1990.

09/11/2019

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67

Facilities

Gaelic name: Àird Gaoith
Listing: C