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Written by David Ross - 09 Apr 2004
last update by Ryan Munro - 14 Mar 2012
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Location notes
This Location is situated in the Highlands Of Scotland and is right in the heart of Inverness which lies on the mainlines from Aberdeen, Perth, Wick, Thurso and Kyle Of Lochalsh.
Railway type and traffic
Mostly Scotrail 170s/158s working To Edinburgh/Glasgow/Aberdeen. 158s workings to Kyle of Lochalsh and Wick/Thurso plus local runs to Ardgay/Tain/Invergordon/Dingwall. Class 67 works the Sleeper out of Inverness.There is the VTEC operated Highland Chieftain service which brings an HST in.
DRS 66s work the Mon - Sat Stobart from Mossend to Inverness which arrives in morning about 09:45 and leaves again between 1300-1330. There is also a Lairg tank train that leaves Inverness around 09:20 on a Saturday and returns around 1845-1900 and that is a DBS 66.
The Royal Scotsman runs from April to September which is usually a class 47 but last year 2011 it has produced a 57
There are also usually two Class 08s which can be viewed at the top end of Platform 1.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Inverness Station
This link should be close to the location, but may not be the actual location so please check the page. This link will take you to what is happening 'around now'. Dates and times can be changed at the top of the page.
The location is all lit up by Street lights on the platforms.
Road directions
Getting to Inverness by car from the South & East follow the B865 and signs for City Centre and you will find the station easily as it is well signposted.

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Inverness Station map co-ordinates
There are various Car Parks in the City Centre such as the Eastgate Centre, Safeways and the Station Car Park which is round behind the Bus Station. Follow signs for Bus Station and it is on your righthand side 100 yrds past TK MAX.
Public transport
Inverness has got a good transport with buses running right across the north of Scotland and also down to Glasgow/Edinburgh/Aberdeen and also the railway has got good connections to the south to Edinburgh/Glasgow and further on down to England with the Highland Chieftan and Sleepers to London.

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In the station there is a Cafe, Berties Bar, WH Smiths & toilets. The Eastgate shopping centre next to the railway also it connects Morrisons.
The nearest Chip Shop is The Kabab House which is located on the High Street across from the Eastgate Shopping Centre. There is a Chinese Takeaway next door to the Kabab House.
The nearest hotel is The Royal Highland Hotel which is the former Station Hotel.
For more info on Bed and Breakfasts visit the Scottish Tourist Boards Website.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Inverness Station

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Streetmap links
Inverness Station general view map
Inverness Station close up map

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Photographic notes

General views - All photographs © David Ross unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking into the Station from Platform 3

Fig 1 -  Looking into the Station from Platform 3

Fig 2 - Looking Out of the Station from Platform 1

Fig 2 - Looking Out of the Station from Platform 1

Fig 3 - Looking towards the Former Lochgorm Loco Works

Fig 3 - Looking towards the Former Lochgorm Loco Works

Fig 4 - Looking into the Station from the Top end of Platform 1

Fig 4 - Looking into the Station from the Top end of Platform 1

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