Location type


Name and dates

Aviemore (1863-)

Opened on the Inverness and Aviemore Direct Railway (Highland Railway).

Open on the Highland Main Line.
Open on the Strathspey Railway [Preserved].

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.


This is a three platform station, formerly with a bay at the north end on the west side. The station was rebuilt and enlarged when Aviemore became a junction on the opening of the Direct Line to Inverness via Carrbridge. The architect for the rebuild was William Roberts.

When opened Aviemore consisted of virtually nothing, just a post office and one or two houses, probably for the railway staff! The station had a loop and two platforms.

The signal box at the north end and on the west side of the line is 'C' listed. The box, the former north box opened in 1898, closed with the extension of the loop in 2019 and signalling was taken over by Inverness.

The line is supported and promoted by the Highland Main Line Community Partnership .


The town very much owes its existence to the railway. Before the railway opened there were very few houses here. It became a town to support the needs of the junction between the lines to Forres and Inverness when the direct route to Inverness opened throughout in 1897.

Strathspey Railway

Visit Aviemore

Cairngorm Mountain

Cairngorm Mountain - Funicular Railway


Station junction preservation heritage

External links

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


Gaelic name: An Aghaidh Mhor


03/08/1863Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Forres to Aviemore opened.
09/09/1863Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Line opened from Pitlochry to Aviemore, thus throughout from Inverness to Perth.
18/10/1965Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Forres to Aviemore closed to passengers.
04/11/1968Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Boat of Garten to Aviemore North Signal closed to freight.
  /07/1998Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Aviemore station re-opened and Aviemore Speyside station closed.