The Friends of the Far North Line
Cairdean Na Loine Tuath
the campaign group for rail north of
Inverness - lobbying for improved services for the local user, tourist and freight
Tain Commuter Train Passenger Usage
|Surveys taken on ||05/01/2001 ||09/01/2001|
|On leaving Alness ||12 ||23|
|Boarding at Dingwall ||5 ||14|
|Boarding at Muir of Ord ||11 ||30|
|TOTAL ||28 ||67|
Totals do not represent numbers on arrival at Inverness as a few passengers alighted at Dingwall. The most striking feature is the difference in number on the two dates - the Inverness College was closed on the first and open on the second.
Catching the first run of the early bus link with the Tain commuter train at 6.50 a.m. in Dornoch's square are (left to right) - Andrew Mackenzie, Richard Butterworth, Councillor Duncan Allan, Kenneth Bromage, Henry Rowe and Frank Roach. The bus is operated by Rogart based McLeod's Coaches - the driver Stewart MacLeod. The bus runs from Lairg, Rogart, Golspie, Embo, Dornoch and Tain.
Photograph courtesy of Clive Grewcock