Loch Eil Outward Bound railway station

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Loch Eil Outward Bound National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Spòrs A-Muigh Loch Iall[1]
Locheilside Outdoor.JPG
Location
PlaceLoch Eil
Local authorityHighland
Coordinates56°51′19″N 5°11′34″W / 56.8554°N 5.1929°W / 56.8554; -5.1929Coordinates: 56°51′19″N 5°11′34″W / 56.8554°N 5.1929°W / 56.8554; -5.1929
Grid referenceNN054783
Operations
Station codeLHE
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Increase 632
2015/16Decrease 478
2016/17Increase 572
2017/18Decrease 548
2018/19Increase 554
History
May 1985Station opened
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 Loch Eil Outward Bound from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Loch Eil Outward Bound railway station is a railway station on the northern bank of Loch Eil in the Highland region of Scotland. This station is on the West Highland Line, 5 miles 47 chains (9.0 km) from Fort William. Its name refers to the nearby Outward Bound centre that the station was built to serve.

History[edit]

This station opened by British Rail in May 1985. It comprises a single platform on the north side of the railway.

Services[edit]

From Monday to Saturday, four trains stop each way heading to Glasgow Queen Street and Mallaig. On Sundays, this is reduced to three trains each way.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Corpach   Abellio ScotRail
West Highland Line
  Locheilside

Signalling[edit]

On 6 December 1987, the station became a Token Exchange Point when the Radio Electronic Token Block (RETB) system was commissioned by British Rail between Mallaig Junction (now called 'Fort William Junction') and Mallaig. The RETB is controlled from a Signalling Centre at Banavie railway station.

The Train Protection & Warning System was installed in 2003.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. "Gaelic/English Station Index". Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.