Dornoch rail group quiz on Far North Line train usage [BBC News]





Date: 15/09/2011

People living in the far north are being asked if they would be more inclined to travel by rail if journey times could be reduced by 45 minutes. Travel by train from Wick and Thurso to Inverness takes about four hours


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People living in the far north are being asked if they would be more likely to travel by rail if journey times could be reduced.

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A train from the far north passing the long closed station at Meikle Ferry on 25 August 2007. The station was open for less than 5 years, closing on 1 January 1869, having been originally planned when consideration was being given to taking a direct route north from here across the Dornoch Firth.
Location: Meikle Ferry
Company: Inverness and Ross-shire Railway
25/08/2007 John Furnevel
D5123 ready to leave Wick for Inverness in 1968.
Location: Wick
Company: Sutherland and Caithness Railway
//1968 Bruce McCartney
Preparing to leave Thurso in 1972.
Location: Thurso
Company: Sutherland and Caithness Railway
//1972 Jim Peebles


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