Mallaig railway station
|Scottish Gaelic: Malaig|
|Managed by||First ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Mallaig Extension Railway of West Highland Railway|
|Pre-grouping||North British Railway|
|1 April 1901||Station opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|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 Mallaig from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Mallaig railway station is a railway station serving the ferry port of Mallaig, Lochaber, in the Highland region of Scotland. This station is a terminus on the West Highland Line, 41 miles (66 km) from Fort William and 164 miles (264 km) north of Glasgow Queen Street railway station.
Mallaig station opened on 1 April 1901.
The station was laid out as an island platform with tracks on either side. There were sidings on both sides, and a turntable to the south of the station, on the west side of the line, right beside the sea.
Until 1968 two tracks continued down onto the pier, which was built and originally owned by the West Highland Railway Company. The tracks were removed when the harbour passed from British Railways ownership to that of the Mallaig Harbour Authority.
The glass overall roof was removed in 1975 and the ticket office was extended at the same time.
Monday to Saturdays currently, four trains a day depart from Mallaig for Fort William and three of them go on further to Glasgow. Monday to Friday, a steam train operated by the West Coast Railway Company known as "The Jacobite" operates to Fort William also.
On Sundays during the summer four trains depart Mallaig including the "The Jacobite" though from October over winter only one train leaves for Fort William and Glasgow.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
West Highland Line
|Arisaig||West Coast Railway Company
Line and Station open
|North British Railway
West Highland Railway (Mallaig Extension Railway)
On 14 March 1982, the method of working on the section between Arisaig and Mallaig was changed to One Train Working (with train staff). Mallaig signal box was closed as a token station, but retained as a ground frame with four levers. All the semaphore signals were removed.
On 6 December 1987 the Radio Electronic Token Block (RETB) system was commissioned between Mallaig Junction (now called 'Fort William Junction') and Mallaig. The RETB is controlled from a Signalling Centre at Banavie railway station.
In November 1992, the former signal box was demolished and replaced by an ordinary ground frame.
The Train Protection & Warning System was installed in 2003.
- Butt (1995)
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- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 0-9068-9999-0. OCLC 228266687.
- RAILSCOT on Mallaig Extension Railway
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