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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 operator
FoFNL Aims & Actions

FoFNL campaigns in general for much faster and better services, facilities and customer experience. We monitor reliability, accessibility, safety, sustainability, value and resilience, and look for progress in these areas.

This is a list of specific FoFNL Aims and Actions on which we base our campaigning.

'Aims' are improvements which we wish to see.

'Actions' are more about an awareness of things to be mentioned and lobbied for whenever we're in a situation for passing on views.

Sometimes things on the 'Actions' list will throw up specific projects to add to the 'Aims' list.




    1  There are three elements, shuttle, chord and reopened Halkirk Station, which give these options:

    2  There is a need, especially in the light of expected increases in tourist traffic as part of modal shift, to provide comfortable trains to enable the best enjoyment of the scenery and to provide cycle accommodation. It may be that one type of new unit would be suitable for both the FNL & Kyle lines and the West Highland Line.

    3  When the service pattern is recast around Helmsdale the train crew roster limitations may be mitigated.

    4  This is not meant in the sense of becoming similar to a CRP (Community Rail Partnership), the emphasis would be on communicating better with any existing local organisations.

FoFNL Committee - February 2022