Lochailort railway station

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Lochailort National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Loch Ailleart
Lochailort station - geograph.org.uk - 867804.jpg
Looking towards Mallaig
Location
Place Lochailort
Local authority Highland
Coordinates 56°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 reference NM768826
Operations
Station code LCL
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 2,830
2012/13 Steady 2,830
2013/14 Decrease 2,186
2014/15 Decrease 1,960
2015/16 Decrease 1,706
History
Original company Mallaig Extension Railway of West Highland Railway
Pre-grouping North British Railway
Post-grouping LNER
1 April 1901 Station opened[1]
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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 Lochailort from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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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.[2]

Preceding station 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. ^ Butt (1995)
  2. ^ Table 227 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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