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Far North Innovations - Posted: December 28, 2021 - 2:48 PM Quote and reply
Work is underway at eight stations in the Scottish Highlands to install ‘request to stop kiosks’ which will allow passengers to access the next planned service.

As part of a broader package of improvements to the line's radio signalling system, worth approximately £5 million, eight stations on the Far North Line will benefit from the addition of the Request to Stop kiosks on platforms.

Scotscalder, Altnabreac, Kinbrace, Kildonan, Dunrobin Castle, Rogart, Invershin and Culrain will all have the new systems installed.

This will enhance the current operation of the railway by allowing passengers to request the next train stop at these stations using a radio system linked to the driver’s cab.

This new equipment is planned to go live across all eight ‘request-to-stop’ stations on the line from Summer 2022. Scotscalder has been selected as a trial location where a period of dual running will extensively test the reliability of the enhanced system prior to it being rolled-out.

As well as the installation of the ‘request to stop kiosks’ Network Rail will also upgrade existing radio communication masts and antenna and install new equipment at Muir of Ord and Wick stations to enhance radio coverage'
NR 28.12.21

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