Dalmally railway station

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Dalmally National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Dail Mhàilidh
Dalmally Station, Oban Branch - view of station buildings, etc.jpg
Dalmally station building
Location
Place Dalmally
Local authority Argyll and Bute
Coordinates 56°24′04″N 4°58′58″W / 56.4010°N 4.9829°W / 56.4010; -4.9829Coordinates: 56°24′04″N 4°58′58″W / 56.4010°N 4.9829°W / 56.4010; -4.9829
Grid reference NN159272
Operations
Station code DAL
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 3,604
2012/13 Increase 4,534
2013/14 Increase 4,632
2014/15 Increase 8,338
2015/16 Decrease 6,802
History
Original company Callander and Oban Railway
Pre-grouping Callander and Oban Railway operated by Caledonian Railway
Post-grouping LMS
1 April 1877 Opened[1]
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dalmally from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Dalmally railway station is a railway station serving the village of Dalmally, near Loch Awe in Scotland. This station is on the Oban branch of the West Highland Line, originally part of the Callander and Oban Railway.

History[edit]

This station opened on 1 April 1877. For a while, it was the western extremity of the Callander and Oban Railway, until the line finally reached its ultimate destination, Oban, on 1 July 1880.[1]

The station was laid out with two platforms, one on either side of a passing loop. It once boasted a small engine shed and a turntable on the south side.

The station building was destroyed by fire on 16 November 1898.[2]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Tyndrum Lower   Abellio ScotRail
West Highland Line
  Loch Awe
Historical railways
Tyndrum Lower
Line and Station open
  Callander and Oban Railway
Operated by Caledonian Railway
  Loch Awe
Line and Station open

Signalling[edit]

Dalmally signal box, which replaced the original box on 17 June 1896, was located on the Up platform. It contained 24 levers.

Dalmally lost all its semaphore signals on 9 February 1986, in preparation for Radio Electronic Token Block (RETB) signalling. RETB was commissioned on 27 March 1988, resulting in the closure of Dalmally signal box, amongst others. Dalmally is an RETB token exchange point, but with 'long section tokens' being available between Tyndrum Lower and Taynuilt, it is not necessary for every train to exchange tokens there.

The Train Protection & Warning System was installed in 2003.

Services[edit]

There are six departures in each direction Mondays to Saturdays, eastbound to Glasgow Queen Street and westbound to Oban. On weekdays only, an additional out and back trip between here and Oban operates in the late afternoon. On Sundays, there are three departures each way throughout the year, plus a fourth in the summer months only. The additional service runs through from and to Edinburgh Waverley rather than Glasgow.[3]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt (1995)
  2. ^ Thomas (1990), page 194
  3. ^ Table 227 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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