Dingwall Junction

Location type


Name and dates

Dingwall Junction (1870-)

Opened on the Dingwall and Skye Railway.

Opened on the Inverness and Ross-shire Railway.


This junction is north of Dingwall station. This is where the line from Inverness divides into portions running west to Kyle of Lochalsh on the west coast and Thurso and Wick on the north coast. Both lines are single track. Just to the south is the north end of the loop through Dingwall station. There is a pedestrian level crossing and the former Dingwall Canal passes underneath.

The original layout was slightly different. The Dingwall and Skye Railway line from Stromeferry on the west coast, the original west coast terminus, ran south parallel to the Inverness and Ross-shire Railway into the bay platform at the north end of the station, west side. A cross over connected this line to the main line. The layout was such that a departure from Dingwall for the west and north could run simultaneously.

For the details of the Dingwall north signal box see the Dingwall station entry.