Dalmally railway station
|Scottish Gaelic: Dail Mhàilidh|
Dalmally station building
|Local authority||Argyll and Bute|
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Callander and Oban Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Callander and Oban Railway operated by Caledonian Railway|
|1 April 1877||Opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
|UK Railways portal|
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.
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.
The station building was destroyed by fire on 16 November 1898.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Tyndrum Lower||Abellio ScotRail
West Highland Line
Line and Station open
|Callander and Oban Railway
Operated by Caledonian Railway
Line and Station open
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.
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.
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- Thomas (1990), page 194
- Table 227 National Rail timetable, May 2016
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- Thomas, John (2000). The Callander and Oban Railway (3rd ed.). Newton Abbot: Devon: David St John Thomas. ISBN 0-9465-3761-5. OCLC 228266316.
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