Inverness Railway Station, Inverness

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Inverness railway station is the railway station serving the Scottish city of Inverness.
Opened on 5 November 1855 as the western terminus of the Inverness and Nairn Railway to designs by the architect, Joseph Mitchell. The station originally comprised a single covered passenger platform 200ft with three lines of rails, one for arrivals, one for departures and a spare line for carriages.
In 1857 the railway company erected a clock in front of the station facing Academy Street. This clock by Bryson & Sons, Princes Street, Edinburgh, was illuminated at night.
In 1865 the station was enlarged. The platform was lengthened to 300ft and a shed added which was 300ft long, 51ft wide and 20ft high. There were double lines for north and south traffic.
The platforms were extended again to 500ft and the platform roofs were extended in 1876 by Murdoch Paterson. The station platforms were lit by electricity for the first time in 1908.
In 1933, as part of an internal reorganization, the London and North Eastern Railway closed their offices at the station and the staff relocated to Aberdeen.
Between 1966 and 1968 under British Rail the station buildings were replaced, the new design by Thomas Munro and Company.
It is now the terminus of the Highland Main Line, the Aberdeen-Inverness Line (of which the Inverness and Nairn Railway is now a part), the Kyle of Lochalsh Line and the Far North Line.
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  • I stayed in the Highland Backpackers Inverness hostel which was literally a 3 minute walk to the train station at 6.30 a.m. I was getting the 7 a.m. train to Thurso 4 hours northwards. Due to the earl...  more »
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