Lochailort railway station

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Lochailort National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Loch Ailleart[1]
Lochailort railway station, Highland Council, Scotland. View of platforms looking towards Arisaig.jpg
Looking towards Mallaig
Location
PlaceLochailort
Local authorityHighland
Coordinates56°52′53″N 5°39′48″W / 56.8814°N 5.6634°W / 56.8814; -5.6634Coordinates: 56°52′53″N 5°39′48″W / 56.8814°N 5.6634°W / 56.8814; -5.6634
Grid referenceNM768826
Operations
Station codeLCL
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 2,186
2014/15Decrease 1,960
2015/16Decrease 1,706
2016/17Decrease 1,696
2017/18Increase 1,844
History
Original companyMallaig Extension Railway of West Highland Railway
Pre-groupingNorth British Railway
Post-groupingLNER
1 April 1901Station opened[2]
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 Lochailort from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Lochailort railway station is a railway station serving the village of Lochailort in the Highland Council area in Scotland. This station is on the West Highland Line.

History[edit]

The station was constructed with two platforms and was an electric token block post, working to Glenfinnan on one side and Arisaig on the other, until the Up loop was lifted in 1966. The loops were lengthened during the Second World War and a new brick signal box erected, the foundations of which now can still be seen at the Arisaig end of the single platform now in use. The original station buildings were of a similar design to those at Glenfinnan and Arisaig but fell into disrepair after de-staffing and were demolished during the 1970s.

Services[edit]

Four services call here each way on weekdays and Saturdays and either one or three each way (depending on the time of year) on Sundays. These are mostly through trains between Mallaig and Glasgow Queen Street, through one each way only runs between Mallaig and Fort William.[3]

See also[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Glenfinnan   Abellio ScotRail
West Highland Line
  Beasdale
  Historical railways  
Glenfinnan
Line and Station open
  North British Railway
Mallaig Extension Railway of West Highland Railway
  Beasdale
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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