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Written by David Ross - 06 May 2004
last update by Ewan Tait - 08 May 2004
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Location notes
Aviemore is situated on the Highland Mainline between Perth and Inverness, which is situated 27 miles to the North.
Railway type and traffic
There is a good selection of traction that passes through Aviemore. This can range from HSTs, 66s, 67s, 158s, 170s and the occasional Network Rail Test Unit.
There is also a selection of preserved locos which work on the Strathspey Railway that runs from platform 3 at Aviemore station to Broomhill 8 miles north of Aviemore. The traction on that line can range from 31327. 26025, 46512 and even a Diesel Railcar.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Aviemore Station
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Aviemore Station is very peaceful being situated in the highlands of Scotland. The station is open from 07:30 until 22:30.
Road directions
From the A9:
To get to Aviemore from the South take to first entrance to Aviemore and follow signs for The Strathspey Railway. From the North take the first entrance and again follow the signs for The Strathspey Railway.

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Aviemore Station map co-ordinates
There is free parking spaces at The Strathspey Railway Car Park. There is also a Pay and Display Car Park beside the Police Station which is in the Town Centre.
Public transport
There is plenty trains from Glasgow Queen Street, Edinburgh and a daily GNER service from London Kings Cross and the Caledonian Sleeper from London Euston.
ScotRail timetables can be found here.
There are also buses from Glasgow, Edinburgh and also Inverness. They are Scottish Citylink services 957, 995, 997. There is also Highland Country Buses services 15 and 35.

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There are toilets in the station and are free of charge. The nearest chip shop is Smifys which is beside the shopping centre on the Main Street. There is also a Tescos which is also on the Main Street.
There are a few Bed and Breakfasts in Aviemore and there is also the Cairngorm Hotel which is across the road from the Railway station.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Aviemore Station

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

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Aviemore Station

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Photographic notes
The best place in the Station would be a set of black steps at the north end of platform 1. The footbridge is also a good location as you can get good photos of the trains arriving and departing.

General views - All photographs © David Ross unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 3 - Looking south

Fig 3 - Looking south

Location Video

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