Kinbrace railway station

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Kinbrace National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Ceann a' Bhràiste[1]
Kinbrace Station - geograph.org.uk - 850496.jpg
Location
PlaceKinbrace
Local authorityHighland
Coordinates58°15′31″N 3°56′28″W / 58.2585°N 3.9412°W / 58.2585; -3.9412Coordinates: 58°15′31″N 3°56′28″W / 58.2585°N 3.9412°W / 58.2585; -3.9412
Grid referenceNC862316
Operations
Station codeKBC
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 1,092
2014/15Decrease 528
2015/16Decrease 456
2016/17Increase 464
2017/18Decrease 376
History
Key datesOpened 28 July 1874 (28 July 1874)
Original companySutherland and Caithness Railway
Pre-groupingHighland Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
28 July 1874Opened
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Kinbrace from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Kinbrace railway station is a railway station serving the village of Kinbrace in the Highland council area in the north of Scotland. It is located on the Far North Line. Trains stop on request.

History[edit]

Helmsdale had been linked to Inverness by rail in 1870. The Sutherland and Caithness Railway was formed in 1871 to carry the railway onward to Thurso and Wick, by a route which took it through Strath Ullie. The line opened on 28 July 1874[2] and included a station at Kinbrace.[3][4]

The station is 118 miles 20 chains (190.3 km) from Inverness, and has a single platform which is long enough for a four-coach train.[5]

In the May 2017 timetable, there are four trains north to Wick via Thurso and three south to Inverness from Mon-Sat (if requested). There is a fourth Wick to Inverness service, but this is not advertised to stop at Kinbrace. There is a single train each way on Sundays.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. "Gaelic/English Station Index". Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
  2. ^ "The Sunderland and Caithness Railway". The Scotsman. British Newspaper Archive. 27 July 1874. Retrieved 14 August 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  3. ^ Vallance, H.A.; Clinker, C.R.; Lambert, Anthony J. (1985) [1938]. The Highland Railway (4th ed.). Newton Abbot: David & Charles. pp. 36–37. ISBN 0-946537-24-0.
  4. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 133. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  5. ^ Brailsford 2017, map 20C.
  6. ^ Table 239 National Rail timetable, May 2017
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Kildonan   Abellio ScotRail
Far North Line
  Forsinard
  Historical railways  
Borrobol Platform
Line open, station closed
  Highland Railway
Sutherland and Caithness Railway
  Forsinard
Line and station open