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Helmsdale Railway Station serves the village of Helmsdale with regular Abellio ScotRail services operating on the Far North Line. Mondays through Saturdays, four trains from Helmsdale call in each direction. Southbound trains continue from platform 1 to Dingwall and Inverness, while northbound trains run from platform 2 to Wick via Thurso. On Sundays, only one train operates in each direction.  

While the station master’s house still stands and is visible from the platforms, it is now in use as a private self-catering holiday accommodation. Passengers wishing to travel from Helmsdale may use the station car park and cycle storage ahead of their journey. Train running information is available via customer help points established throughout the station. Platform 1 has a waiting shelter with bench seating; on platform 2, there is a permanent waiting room with seating. There is step-free access to platform 1, but platform 2 is accessed only via stairs and footbridge over the tracks. 

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Station details & facilities

Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
ToiletsUnavailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces4
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces6
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Level to platform 1 and connecting footbridge with stairs to platform 2. No wheelchair access to platform 2

Ramps for train accessUnavailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

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Departures and arrivals from Helmsdale

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Helmsdale station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to InvernessScotRail08:001On time
to WickScotRail09:472On time
to InvernessScotRail14:211Scheduled
to WickScotRail16:362Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from WickScotRail07:591On time
from InvernessScotRail09:442On time
from WickScotRail14:201Scheduled
from InvernessScotRail16:362Scheduled
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