The Ross-shire journal reported on 5 November on the campaign to reopen Evanton station, which is between Dingwall and Alness.
The station closed to passengers in 1960 and to goods in 1964. Cromarty Firth councillors Mike Finlayson and Martin Rattray now have the support of the Ross and Cromarty Area committee of Highland Council to set up a consultation survey of local residents followed by a feasibility study once funding has been agreed. HITRANS has already said it will jointly fund such a study.
A petition, raised by local resident George Glassier, has been signed by about two hundred people in Evanton and it is felt that a station at Evanton would be good for the community and for business.
One of the difficulties involved in the reopening would be accommodating the extra time taken for the stop into a timetable which is already difficult to maintain. As well as through trains to Thurso and Wick, Tain to Inverness additional services pass through Evanton.