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Alves was a railway station located near Elgin, in the Scottish administrative area of Moray. The station was the junction where the line to Burghead and Hopeman diverged from the line from Aberdeen to Inverness.

Alves
The old station at Alves - geograph.org.uk - 113818.jpg
The station buildings in 2006
Location
PlaceAlves
AreaMoray
Operations
Original companyInverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway
Pre-groupingHighland Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms2
History
25 November 1858Station opened
3 May 1965Station Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

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HistoryEdit

Opened by the Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway, then absorbed by the Highland Railway, it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the Scottish Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. It was then closed by the British Railways Board in May 1965 as a result of the Beeching Axe.

Passenger services on the Burghead & Hopeman branch line (opened in 1862) were withdrawn considerably earlier, by the LMS back in September 1931.[1] Goods traffic continued (in the form of grain to the whisky distillery at Roseisle and the maltings at Burghead) until 1992. The section as far the former was reopened in January 1998, but traffic ceased again shortly afterwards and the branch is now disused & overgrown (though still intact).[2]

The site todayEdit

Trains still pass the site on the Aberdeen to Inverness Line. The station building has survived and is now a private residence.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Railscot - Hopeman Branch (I&AJR) www.railbrit.co.uk; 2013-12-23
  2. ^ Disused & overgrown Alves to Burghead branch Burgess, Anne Geograph.org 1-03-2011; Retrieved 2013-12-23
  3. ^ The old station at Alves Macauley, Iain; Geograph.org 24-01-2006; Retrieved 2013-12-23
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.

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