Beasdale railway station

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Beasdale National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Biasdail
Beasdale
Location
Place Glen Beasdale
Local authority Highland
Coordinates 56°54′00″N 5°45′50″W / 56.9001°N 5.7640°W / 56.9001; -5.7640Coordinates: 56°54′00″N 5°45′50″W / 56.9001°N 5.7640°W / 56.9001; -5.7640
Grid reference NM709850
Operations
Station code BSL
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03 489
2004/05 Decrease 349
2005/06 Decrease 264
2006/07 Increase 307
2007/08 Decrease 213
2008/09 Decrease 200
2009/10 Increase 272
2010/11 Increase 378
2011/12 Decrease 376
2012/13 Increase 410
History
Original company Mallaig Extension Railway of West Highland Railway
Pre-grouping North British Railway
Post-grouping LNER
1 April 1901 Station opened[1]
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Beasdale from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Beasdale railway station is a railway station serving Glen Beasdale in the Highland region of Scotland. This station is on the West Highland Line.

History[edit]

It was originally a private station for the nearby Arisaig House but was open to the public from the beginning. It is currently a request stop.

By the later part of the century its main users were local school children who went to school at Lochaber High just outside Fort William.

The derelict station house was sold in the 1980s and is now a private holiday home but the station platform is still railway property with a bus shelter type shelter providing rudimentary cover from the rain.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Lochailort   First ScotRail
West Highland Line
  Arisaig
Historical railways
Lochailort
Line and Station open
  North British Railway
Mallaig Extension Railway of West Highland Railway
  Arisaig
Line and Station open

Services[edit]

There are four trains per day to Mallaig on Monday to Saturday, and three trains on Sunday.

In the opposite direction, there are three through trains per day to Glasgow Queen Street (via Fort William) and one train per day to Fort William with a connecting train to Glasgow. On Sunday there are two Glasgow trains and one to Fort William.

Longer distance view (1961)

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butt (1995)

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