Aviemore railway station
serves the town and tourist resort of Aviemore
in the Highlands
. The station, which is owned by Network Rail
(NR) and managed by First ScotRail
, is located on the Highland Main Line
, and is also the southern terminus of the Strathspey Steam Railway
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
The original I&PJR line to fell victim to the Beeching Axe
, closing to passengers in October 1965.
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... Read More