Opened on the Dingwall and Skye Railway.
Open on the Kyle Line.
This is a very small station with a single platform. The original small timber building has been replaced with a concrete equivalent. The platform is on the south side of the line. From the platform there is rather a fine view of Loch Carron and the beach. There is no car park but there is space for a car or two to park by the station.
Historically there was a siding at the east end of the platform, served from the east and with a short headshunt. There was a signal box here, at the east end of the waiting room, from 1893, removed at some point. The siding was removed in 1979. The platform is on the south side of the line. The halt serves Attadale House, once home of the Mathesons of Jardine Matheson fame.
Attadale was proposed as a possible terminus of the line with a pier and large station with waiting and refreshment rooms. Fortunately this unsuitable location for a pier was not used (it would have needed considerable dredging or a very long pier) and the line was extended west to Stromeferry.
Until the building of the Stromeferry Bypass this was the end of the dirt road from Carron, with only the railway continuing on to the south west. The Avalanche Shelter to the south west dates from the extension of the road and its alterations to the established route of the railway.
Kyle of Lochalsh
Other railway and industry locations
Strome Ferry Shed
Loch Kishorn Fabrication Yard
North Strome Pier
South Strome Pier
Stromeferry Station Hotel
Balnacra Level Crossing
Birch Rock Buoy
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
Highland Railway: People and Places - From the Inverness and Nairn Railway to Scotrail
History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: Skye Railway v. 5
Rails to Kyle of Lochalsh: Story of the Dingwall and Skye Railway Including the Strathpeffer Branch (Oakwood Library of Railway History)
The Dingwall & Skye Railway: A Pictorial Record of the Line to Kyle of Lochalsh
The Highland Railway
The Highland Railway : The History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands - Vol 2
The Kyle Line: An Illustrated History and Guide
The Kyle of Lochalsh Line: Great Railway Journeys Through Time