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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 Office opening hours: There is no ticket office at Helmsdale station, ticket machines are available to purchase or collect tickets from. You can also buy tickets in advance online here.
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThere is no staff at the station.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
This is a Category B station. Level to platform 1 and connecting footbridge with stairs to platform 2
Baby changeUnavailable
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces4
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces6
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is not available at the station.
Ramps for train accessUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Helmsdale station has neither a taxi rank nor a cab office. Advance booking is essential. Consider using the following local operator or alternative station:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

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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 WickScotRail08:001On time
to WickScotRail09:472On time
to WickScotRail14:211On time
to WickScotRail16:362On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from InvernessScotRail07:591On time
from InvernessScotRail09:442On time
from InvernessScotRail14:201On time
from InvernessScotRail16:362On time
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