Dalmally railway station

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Dalmally National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Dail Mhàilidh
Dalmally
Location
PlaceDalmally
Local authorityArgyll and Bute
Coordinates56°24′04″N 4°58′58″W / 56.4010°N 4.9829°W / 56.4010; -4.9829Coordinates: 56°24′04″N 4°58′58″W / 56.4010°N 4.9829°W / 56.4010; -4.9829
Grid referenceNN159272
Operations
Station codeDAL
Managed byFirst ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 3,947
2005/06Increase 4,283
2006/07Decrease 3,909
2007/08Decrease 3,652
2008/09Increase 4,356
2009/10Decrease 4,046
2010/11Increase 4,696
2011/12Decrease 3,604
2012/13Increase 4,534
History
Original companyCallander and Oban Railway
Pre-groupingCallander and Oban Railway operated by Caledonian Railway
Post-groupingLMS
1 April 1877Opened[1]
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 Dalmally from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Dalmally National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Dail Mhàilidh
Dalmally
Location
PlaceDalmally
Local authorityArgyll and Bute
Coordinates56°24′04″N 4°58′58″W / 56.4010°N 4.9829°W / 56.4010; -4.9829Coordinates: 56°24′04″N 4°58′58″W / 56.4010°N 4.9829°W / 56.4010; -4.9829
Grid referenceNN159272
Operations
Station codeDAL
Managed byFirst ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 3,947
2005/06Increase 4,283
2006/07Decrease 3,909
2007/08Decrease 3,652
2008/09Increase 4,356
2009/10Decrease 4,046
2010/11Increase 4,696
2011/12Decrease 3,604
2012/13Increase 4,534
History
Original companyCallander and Oban Railway
Pre-groupingCallander and Oban Railway operated by Caledonian Railway
Post-groupingLMS
1 April 1877Opened[1]
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 Dalmally from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
Portal icon UK Railways portal

Dalmally railway station is a railway station serving the village of Dalmally, near Loch Awe in Scotland. This station is on the Oban branch of the West Highland Line, originally part of the Callander and Oban Railway.

History[edit]

This station opened on 1 April 1877. For a while, it was the western extremity of the Callander and Oban Railway, until the line finally reached its ultimate destination, Oban, on 1 July 1880.[1]

The station was laid out with two platforms, one on either side of a passing loop. It once boasted a small engine shed and a turntable on the south side.

The station building was destroyed by fire on 16 November 1898.[2]

Preceding stationNational Rail National RailFollowing station
Tyndrum Lower First ScotRail
West Highland Line
 Loch Awe
Historical railways
Tyndrum Lower
Line and Station open
 Callander and Oban Railway
Operated by Caledonian Railway
 Loch Awe
Line and Station open

Signalling[edit]

Dalmally signal box, which replaced the original box on 17 June 1896, was located on the Up platform. It contained 24 levers.

Dalmally lost all its semaphore signals on 9 February 1986, in preparation for Radio Electronic Token Block (RETB) signalling. RETB was commissioned on 27 March 1988, resulting in the closure of Dalmally signal box, amongst others. Dalmally is an RETB token exchange point, but with 'long section tokens' being available between Tyndrum Lower and Taynuilt, it is not necessary for every train to exchange tokens there.

The Train Protection & Warning System was installed in 2003.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt (1995)
  2. ^ Thomas (1990), page 194

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