Aviemore railway station

Aviemore Railway Station

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Aviemore railway station serves the town and tourist resort of Aviemore in the Highlands of Scotland. The station, which is owned by Network Rail (NR) and managed by First ScotRail, is located on the Highland Main Line between Perth and Inverness, and is also the southern terminus of the Strathspey Steam Railway.

History

The line was opened by the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway (I&PJR) in 1863, subsequently becoming part of the Highland Railway.

The current station was opened in 1898, when the "direct" line to Inverness via Slochd was built, making Aviemore an important junction and replacing the original 1863 building.

It became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway after the Grouping of 1923, then passed on to the Scottish Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

The original I&PJR line to fell victim to the Beeching Axe, closing to passengers in October 1965.

When Sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by ScotRail until the Privatisation of British Railways.

Current facilities and refurbishment

Road access to the NR station building is from Grampian Road, to the west of the line. A canopied island platform, connected to the station building by a footbridge, lies beyond the two main-line tracks, and the further (eastern) platform face of this island is used by Strathspey trains. The junction between the Strathspey Railway and Network Rail lies to the south of the station.

In 1998 the station...
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