Concern poor rail service forcing people back to roads amid reports passengers left standing at Beauly and Conon Bridge [Inverness Courier]

Date: 12/09/2015

RAIL passengers are often left standing at Beauly and Conon Bridge stations as late-running trains fail to stop in a bid to regain lost time, according to a transport group. Rail officials have now agreed to visit the region later this year after a catalogue of problems on the rail line north of Inverness were highlighted. They include trains being delayed by more than an hour or services cancelled at short notice. Concerns at the continuing poor performance of services on the Far North Line between Inverness and Wick/Thurso have been voiced by board members of Hitrans, the transport partnership for the Highlands and Islands.

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Supervision of passengers leaving via the designated door of an Inverness - Wick service during the stop at the Beauly mini-platform in November 2003.
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Platform scene at Conon Bridge station on 8 February 2013, first day of the new train services [see news item].
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Company: Inverness and Ross-shire Railway
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