RailwayData | Forres Station

Station Usage

In 2022/2023, Forres had 97,030 entries and exits, making it the 1,649th most used, out of 2,575 stations in Great Britain.
It ranked 842nd busiest (out of 997), with 216 scheduled services per week.
That's a daily average of 265.84 passengers starting or ending their journey here and 8.64 passengers per service, giving it the 1,001st (out of 1,659) passenger to service ratio.

Service sample data based on scheduled services during the first week of the May 22 timetable.

Usage stats in detail

Standard price entries & exits: 27,280
Reduced price entries & exits: 67,038
Season ticket entries & exits: 2,712
Total entries & exits: 97,030
Interchanges made between connecting services: 0
Change in usage from 21/22: +4,394 : 4.74%
A detailed breakdown of passenger journeys between individual stations can be found in our origin/destination matrix pages.

Platform Lengths

1160581Bi-Directional Mainline Platform
2160581Bi-Directional Loop Platform
*VF = Vicki Feet: the unit of measurement for platform lengths, as used in the excellent All The Stations. Conversion rate: YouTube video
Data derived from Network Rail timetable planning rules 2025 (Jan 2024)

Service Patterns

Current Timetables

021Inverness - AberdeenMay24
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Usage History

Change between 1997 & 2023: +41,808 (+75.71%)

Reasons for change:
2019-20 Double tracked and station refurbishment

Location Details

Location: Forres
Station Facility Owner: ScotRail
OS Grid Ref: 303042 859060
Constituency: Moray
Local Authority: Moray
NR Region: Scotland
ELR: ANI3 119m 28ch, ANI2 0m 07ch


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Origin/Destination Matrix

Top 5 jouneys from Forres during 2022/2023:
•Inverness (20,567 journeys)
•Elgin (12,214 journeys)
•Aberdeen (5,333 journeys)
•Nairn (2,672 journeys)
•Edinburgh (1,513 journeys)
Full reports can be created on our dedicataed ODM Pages.

Neighbouring Stations

Below are Forres's neighbouring stations, and the distance to them in miles. Click on a station to view details for that location.