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View from Insch railway station looking west towards Hill of Dunnideer
Location Insch, Aberdeenshire
Coordinates 57°20′15″N 2°37′00″W / 57.3374°N 2.6168°W / 57.3374; -2.6168
Platforms 2
Other information
Station code INS
Pre-grouping Great North of Scotland Railway
Key dates
1854 Opened
Passengers (2015/16) Decrease 118,378
Passengers (2016/17) Decrease 98,140
Passengers (2017/18) Decrease 88,362
Passengers (2018/19) Decrease 69,952
Passengers (2019/20) Increase 57,690

Insch railway station is a railway station serving the village of Insch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Aberdeen to Inverness Line. It was opened by the Great North of Scotland Railway in 1854, on the route from Aberdeen to Keith.

The station building accommodates the Insch Connection Museum, which records the history of the railway in Insch and the local region. The station has two platforms, a signal box and a level crossing at its northern end. It is located at the southern end of a double track section of the line, which runs north as far as Kennethmont before reverting to single track once more.


In 2019, the platforms were extended to a length of 160m as part of a series of improvements to the Aberdeen to Inverness line.


There is a basic two-hourly frequency in each directions (with peak extras), to Inverness via Elgin northbound and Aberdeen southbound (11 trains each way in total). The first departure to Aberdeen each weekday and Saturday continues south to Edinburgh Waverley and there is a return working in the evening. On Sundays there are five trains each way, with a southbound through working to Glasgow Queen Street.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Inverurie   Abellio ScotRail
Aberdeen to Inverness Line
Historical railways
Line open; Station closed
  Great North of Scotland Railway
GNoSR Main Line
Line open; Station closed
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