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Forres (2017-)

Station code: FOR National Rail ScotRail
Where: Moray, Scotland
Opened on the Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway.
Open on the Aberdeen to Inverness.


This is a modern two platform station, a footbridge with lifts, a station building on the westbound platform and a car park to the south. It opened to the north of the former Forres [2nd] station. Opening was in late 2017. The station is on a long loop.

To the west of the station is a new road bridge, built to replace the Waterford Road Level Crossing to the east of the former station.

The former station suffered from having a single platform in its later days, with the passing loop to the east. This meant that a westbound train would have to wait in the loop for a late eastbound train, with the passenger who wished to alight unable to do so.

The site of the new station is similar to that of Forres [1st], a little to its west.




22/07/1861Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Act obtained for a line between Dunkeld and Forres, and Ballinluig to Aberfeldy. Engineer: Joseph Mitchell.
03/08/1863Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Forres to Aviemore opened.
18/10/1965Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Forres to Aviemore closed to passengers.