Beasdale railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Beasdale National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Biasdail
Beasdale Station UK 2007.jpg
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 Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13 Increase 410
2013/14 Increase 506
2014/15 Decrease 472
2015/16 Decrease 366
2016/17 Decrease 312
History
Original company Mallaig Extension Railway of West Highland Railway
Pre-grouping North British Railway
Post-grouping LNER
1 April 1901 Station opened[1]
6 September 1965 became public station
National RailUK 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 Beasdale from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

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 6 September 1965. 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   Abellio 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 summer but just one in the winter months.

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, Edinburgh and London Euston. On Sunday there are two Glasgow trains and one to Fort William in summer, but just one Glasgow train in the winter.[2]

Longer distance view (1961)

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butt (1995)
  2. ^ Table 227 National Rail timetable, May 2016

Sources[edit]