Ghost Stations – Disused Railway Stations in Moray, Scotland






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1. Aberlour railway station
2. Advie railway station
3. Alves railway station
4. Auchindachy railway station
5. Auldearn railway station
6. Aultmore railway station
7. Ballindalloch railway station
8. Blacksboat railway station
9. Brodie railway station
10. Buckie (Highland Railway) railway station
11. Buckie railway station
12. Buckpool railway station
13. Calcots railway station
14. Carron railway station
15. Craigellachie railway station
16. Cullen railway station
17. Dailuaine Halt railway station
18. Dava railway station
19. Drummuir railway station
20. Drybridge Platform railway station
21. Dufftown railway station
22. Dunphail railway station
23. Enzie railway station
24. Findochty railway station
25. Garmouth railway station
26. Gilbey’s Cottages Halt railway station
27. Glassaugh railway station
28. Grange railway station (Banffshire)
29. Imperial Cottages Halt railway station
30. Keith Town railway station
31. Kinloss railway station
32. Knockando railway station
33. Lhanbryde railway station
34. Longmorn railway station
35. Lossiemouth railway station
36. Mulben railway station
37. Orbliston Junction railway station
38. Orton railway station
39. Portessie railway station
40. Portgordon railway station
41. Portknockie railway station
42. Rafford railway station
43. Rathven railway station
44. Rothes railway station
45. Spey Bay railway station
46. Tochieneal railway station
47. Towiemore Halt railway station
48. Urquhart railway station

Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Disused_railway_stations_in_Moray

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Ghost stations is the usual English translation for the German word Geisterbahnh√∂fe. This term was used to describe certain stations on Berlin’s U-Bahn and S-Bahn metro networks that were closed during the period of Berlin’s division during the Cold War. Since then, the term has come to be used to describe any disused station on an underground railway line, especially those actively passed through by passenger trains.

An abandoned (or disused) railway station is a building or structure which was constructed to serve as a railway station but has fallen into disuse. There are various circumstances when this may occur – a railway company may fall bankrupt, or the station may be closed due to the failure of economic activitiy such as insufficient passenger numbers, operational reasons such as the diversion or replacement of the line. In some instances, the railway line may continue in operation while the station is closed. Additionally, stations may sometimes be resited along the route of the line to new premises – examples of this include opening a replacement station nearer to the centre of population, or building a larger station on a less restricted site to cope with high passenger numbers.

Notable cases where railway stations have fallen into disuse include the Beeching Axe, a 1960s programme of mass closures of unprofitable railway lines by the British Government. The London Underground system is also noted for its list of closed stations. During the time of the Berlin Wall, a number of Berlin U-Bahn stations on West Berlin lines became “ghost stations” (Geisterbahnh√∂fe) because they were on lines which passed through East Berlin territory.

Railway stations and lines which fall into disuse may become overgrown. Some former railway lines are repurposed as managed nature reserves, trails or other tourist attractions – for example Hellfire Pass, the route of the former “Death Railway” in Thailand. Many former railways are converted into long-distance cycleways, such as large sections of the National Cycle Network in the United Kingdom. In rural areas, former railway station buildings are often converted into private residences. Examples include many of the stations on the closed Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway in England.

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