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Helmsdale railway station

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Place  Helmsdale
Station code  HMS
2011/12  6,090
Number of platforms  2
Grid reference  ND023155
Managed by  Abellio ScotRail
2012/13  5,828
Local authority  Highland
Helmsdale railway station
Address  Helmsdale KW8 6HT, United Kingdom
Original company  Duke of Sutherland's Railway
Similar  Kildonan railway station, Forsinard railway station, Brora railway station, Kinbrace railway station, Altnabreac railway station

Helmsdale railway station is a railway station serving the village of Helmsdale in the Highland council area, northern Scotland. It is located on the Far North Line.

The station opened on 28 July 1874. The station buildings were designed by the architect William Fowler. The station's passing loop is often used to allow trains in opposite directions to cross, though the points work automatically under the remote supervision of the signalling centre at Inverness.

On 29 April 1891 there was a collision between a down mixed train from Inverness which ran into an engine which had arrived earlier. Major Marindin of the Board of Trade investigated and found that the driver Robert Lindsay deliberately ignored the signals as he would have had difficulty in re-starting the train on the rising gradient of 1 in 59.

Services

Mondays to Saturdays, there are four train each way that call here - southbound to Dingwall & Inverness and northbound to Wick via Thurso. Sundays see a single departure each way.

References

Helmsdale railway station Wikipedia


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