Published: 12/10/2017 06:00 - Updated: 05/10/2017 17:10

Drastic cuts proposed to Highland railways in 1964

IC 200, Inverness Courier


THE future of the entire rail network west of Inverness was in "dire jeopardy", it was revealed in March.

Local lines in the Highlands were among those targeted for proposed closure in a report by the chairman of the British Transport Commission, Richard Beeching, who said large parts of the British railway system were uneconomic and under-used.

Local authorities, representative bodies, churches, businesses and individuals attended a hearing in Inverness to give evidence about the hardship which would result from the proposed withdrawal of the Inverness to Kyle passenger service.

But it also emerged that the future of the entire railway system west of Inverness via Dingwall was also at risk.

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