Stromeferry Railway Station

(Port an t-Sròim)

A station on the Kyle of Lochalsh branch of the Highland Railway, Stromeferry (Gael: Port an t-Sròim) is located within the small settlement of Stromeferry on the southern shore of Loch Carron in Highland Council Area. It opened in 1870 as the terminus of the Dingwall & Skye Railway, including an engine shed and sidings. Fish were exported by rail and passengers embarking on steamers for the Skye and the Outer Hebrides. On 3rd June 1883 the station was occupied by Sabbatarians, who prevented fish being sent to London on a Sunday, despite the intervention of local police. The station was destroyed by fire in 1891, but rebuilt. In 1897, the line was extended to Kyle of Lochalsh, the steamers moved there and Stromeferry declined. In the 1970s the station was revived when it became the railhead for materials arriving for the oil rig construction yard at Kishorn. The sidings have now been lifted leaving only a single-track line, served by a solitary long platform with a simple shelter for passengers. Now operated by ScotRail, Stromeferry Railway Station is unstaffed and is used by only 1560 passengers in 2015. It is preceded by Attadale Railway Station, 4½ miles (7 km) to the northeast, and followed by Duncraig, 3½ miles (5.5 km) to the west southwest.

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