Muir of Ord (1862-1960)
Muir of Ord (1976-)
Opened on the Inverness and Ross-shire Railway.
Opened on the Fortrose Branch (Highland Railway).
This is a two platform station. The main station building was on the down (northbound) platform.
To the north of the station the Fortrose Branch (1894) came in from the east. This closed in 1960.
The station itself closed to passengers in 1960, but the goods yard, on the west side, remained open in use as a coal depot. It remained in use as a coal depot until the late 1980s, the site being used for the temporary Muir of Ord Shed after the collapse of the Ness Viaduct. The passenger station remained closed for the period while the viaduct was replaced.
On the east side of the station was a grain depot, served from the south. This remained in use until the 1980s, the site being used as carriage sidings while the temporary shed was in operation.
The A862 bridge at the north end of the station was replaced in 2017. The footbridge which ran parallel to it now stands apart at an angle to the new bridge.
Muir of Ord
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Muir of Ord Shed
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|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|07/02/1989||[Inverness and Ross-shire Railway]|
Ness Viaduct, Inverness, collapses, separating the Thurso, Wick and Kyle of Lochalsh lines from the rest of the network. Dingwall becomes a terminus, Muir of Ord becomes a train maintenance depot and buses operate between Inverness and Dingwall while a new bridge is built.
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