Mallaig railway station

Mallaig Railway Station

Mallaig railway station

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Mallaig railway station is a railway station serving the ferry port of Mallaig, Lochaber, in the Highland region of Scotland. This station is a terminus on the West Highland Line, from and north of Glasgow Queen Street railway station.

History

Mallaig station opened on 1 April 1901.

The station was laid out as an island platform with tracks on either side. There were sidings on both sides, and a turntable to the south of the station, on the east side of the line.

Services

Monday to Saturdays currently, four trains a day depart from Mallaig for Fort William and three of them go on further to Glasgow. Monday to Friday, a steam train operated by the West Coast Railway Company known as "The Jacobite" operates to Fort William also. (See picture to the right)

On Sundays during the summer four trains depart Mallaig including the "The Jacobite" though from October over winter only one train leaves for Fort William and Glasgow.



Ferry services

Ferries depart from this port to Armadale, Isle of Skye and to the Small Isles (Rùm, Eigg, Muck and Canna).

Signalling

From the time of its opening in 1901, the Mallaig Line was worked throughout by the electric token system. Mallaig signal box was situated south of the station, on the east side of the line.

On 14 March 1982, the method of working on the section between Arisaig and Mallaig was changed to One Train Working (with train staff). Mallaig signal box was closed...
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