Beasdale railway station

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Beasdale National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Biasdail[1]
Beasdale Station UK 2007.jpg
Location
PlaceGlen Beasdale
Local authorityHighland
Coordinates56°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 referenceNM709850
Operations
Station codeBSL
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 506
2014/15Decrease 472
2015/16Decrease 366
2016/17Decrease 312
2017/18Increase 418
History
Original companyMallaig Extension Railway of West Highland Railway
Pre-groupingNorth British Railway
Post-groupingLNER
1 April 1901Station opened[2]
6 September 1965became 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.
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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 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.

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.[3]

Longer distance view (1961)
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

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ Butt (1995)
  3. ^ Table 227 National Rail timetable, May 2016

Sources[edit]

  • Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.

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