Beauly Railway Station

(A' Mhanachainn)

Beauly Railway Station (Gael: A' Mhanachainn) is a halt on the section of single-track railway shared between the Far North Line and Kyle of Lochalsh Line, to the north of Inverness. The railway which sweeps around the head of the Beauly Firth, forming the western boundary of the settlement of Beauly. It opened in 1862 on the Inverness & Ross-shire Railway but closed in 1960 as part of the rationalisation of the railway network. However, following a local campaign, the station re-opened in 2002. Now operated by ScotRail, Beauly Station is unstaffed comprising only a single platform and modern shelter. Beauly is noted as having the shortest platform of any station in Great Britain, measuring 15.06m (49 feet 4 inches) and long enough for only a single carriage. It is used by 51,094 passengers per annum (2009-10). It is preceded by Inverness Railway Station, 9½ miles (15 km) to the east, and followed by Muir of Ord, 2¾ miles (4.5 km) to the north.

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