Loch Eil Outward Bound railway station
|Loch Eil Outward Bound|
|Scottish Gaelic: Spòrs A-Muigh Loch Iall|
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|May 1985||Station 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 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.
This station opened by British Rail in May 1985. It comprises a single platform on the north side of the railway.
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||Following station|
West Highland Line
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.
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