Wick

Wick

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Wick (1874-)

Opened on the Sutherland and Caithness Railway.

Opened on the Wick and Lybster Light Railway.

Open on the Far North Line.


Description

This is the end of the Far North line from Inverness, the most distant station from the rest of the network. The furthest north station is Thurso. The station is to the south of the River Wick, in the west of the town.

The station has a timber all-over roof partly over a single platform, a wonderful survivor. It formerly had a second platform on the north side of the island platform, but that line is lifted. Wick had an extensive goods yard, now largely lifted and both the goods shed has been demolished. The locomotive shed (Wick Shed) has been rebuilt as a supermarket.

Wick was formerly the junction for the Lybster branch. The junction was at the west end of the station with the branch curving to the south.

Local

John O' Groats is 16 miles north of the station.

Wick Heritage Centre

Pulteney Distillery

Caithness Stone

Scotland on Screen - Around Wick Harbour

03/12/2018

Tags

Station Terminus

External links

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





Dates

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.