Corrour Summit: Black 5s 45407+44871 pass the remains of a snow fence on the long climb up from Loch Treig to Corrour on 26 October while hauling the SRPS Railtour from Fort William to Polmont.
John Gray 26/10/2013


Location type


Names and dates

Lebruaridh (1894-1894)
Corrour (1934-)

Station code: CRR National Rail ScotRail
Where: Highland, Scotland
Opened on the West Highland Railway.
Open on the West Highland Line.


This small station on the West Highland Railway is only accessible by train, or via a very long private road. In summer the station is a B+B and restaurant Corrour Station House Restaurant . This replaced the former stationmaster's cottage in 1998, which had in any case been altered.

The original name of the halt was Lebruaridh. It was provided for Sir John Stirling Maxwell who owned the estate and whose Corrour Shooting Lodge was nearby (see trivia section). The landowner, having given reasonable notice, was able to halt trains here. It opened to the public on the 11 of September 1934.

The station has an island platform and retains its 'C' listed signal box. This is the only remaining example of its type on the West Highland - it is a combined signal box and station building. The platform is to the north west of the building. Other examples stood at Glen Douglas Halt and Gorton [WHR]. (A similar building survives at Drumvaich Crossing on the former Callander and Oban Railway.) The box opened in 1894 and closed in 1985.

The original timber passenger waiting room on the platform does not survive. There is a small wooden hut however. The loop is released by ground frames and is not generally used to allow trains to pass and there is a siding.

The station building was 'Morgan's Den' for many years, providing accommodation after the box closed, named for Jimmy Morgan.

The station famously features in the film 'Trainspotting' (IMDB - Trainspotting ).

The original timber footbridge was replaced by a lattice metal one, now relocated to Rannoch (to replace its bridge lost in the 1980s).

The signal box and station building have been restored and now provide accommodation. Corrour Signal Box Accommodation

To the immediate north of the station is Pollock Level Crossing (an occupational crossing) beyond which is Corrour Summit.

The original halt name Lebruaridh, more properly Lùibruairidh, was for a now ruined cottage about a mile and a half north.


Station scenic


Luibruiaridh Lùibruairidh Corrour Siding

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


Gaelic name: An Coire Odhar

Nearby stations
Fersit Halt
Roy Bridge
Gorton [WHR]
Spean Bridge
Invergloy Platform
Banavie Pier
Fort William
Fort William [1st]
Bridge of Orchy
Ballachulish (Glencoe)
Corrour Summit
Loch Ossian Youth Hostel
Lubnaclach Gravel Pit
Lubnaclach Lineside Cottage
Lineside Cottage
Midloch Lineside Cottage
Allt Coire Mheadhoin Viaduct
Corrour Restaurant
Pollock Level Crossing
Beinn na Lap
Loch Ossian
Craig-uaine-ach Lodge
Corrour Old Lodge
Loch Treig
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


The private steam yacht 'SS Cailleach' (1904-193X) formerly operated on Loch Ossian, to the north east of the station, connecting the station to the 1894 Corrour Shooting Lodge. The associated waiting room at the south end of the loch is now Loch Ossian Youth Hostel .

Chronology Dates

31/07/1894West Highland Railway
Helensburgh Upper, Shandon, Garelochhead, Glen Douglas, Arrochar and Tarbet, Ardlui, Crianlarich, Tyndrum [WHR], Bridge of Orchy, Gorton, Rannoch, Corrour, Inverlair, Roy Bridge, Spean Bridge signal boxes opened.
07/08/1894West Highland Railway
Public opening from Fort William to Craigendoran. Stations opened at Craigendoran Upper, Helensburgh Upper, Row, Shandon, Garelochhead, Arrochar and Tarbet, Ardlui, Crianlarich, Tyndrum [WHR], Bridge of Orchy, Gortan (private), Rannoch, Corrour (private), Inverlair, Roy Bridge, Spean Bridge and Fort William [1st].
15/09/1934West Highland Railway
Corrour opened to the public having been a private halt.
  /11/1985West Highland Railway
Corrour signal box closed.
08/05/1988West Highland Railway
Corrour block post can be switched out.
29/05/1988West Highland Railway
Tyndrum Upper, Bridge of Orchy, Rannoch, Corrour, Tulloch, Spean Bridge block posts eliminated by RETB.
28/10/1999West Highland Railway
Derailment at Corrour.
23/07/2001West Highland Railway
New accommodation and restaurant building at Corrour station closes.
28/06/2012West Highland Railway
GBRf 66734 'The Eco Express' on a loaded northbound train for the Lochaber Smelter derails alongside Loch Treig following a landslip on 28 June. Tank wagons were removed relatively easily to Corrour but the locomotive was cut up on site.
  /  /2016West Highland Railway
Corrour signal box renovated.

News items

15/11/2023Walk in the footsteps of explorers with West Highland Line audio drama [Community Rail Network]
10/09/2023Trainspotting: Take the train to iconic film location and walk to Rannoch Station [The Courier]
20/02/2023Remote Corrour Station House in area made famous by Trainspotting looking for staff [STV]
11/05/2022Our challenge seemed simple: Run around a loch and catch the train home but then the wheels came off [Sunday Post]
02/05/2022Bradley Watts: Energy transition train is standing at Corrour get off and admire the view but dont dally [Press and Journal]
04/04/2022£7m improvement project completed on the West Highland Line [Network Rail]
22/02/2022Famous Scottish Trainspotting station looking for restaurant staff this summer [GlasgowLive]
16/10/2021Playground of the rich £ 20,000 for three to four days to rent a lodge by a loch []
19/08/2021Remote station is 10 miles from nearest road but has direct trains to London [MyLondon]
05/04/2021Here's how you can apply for the incredible job opportunity to be a chef at Scotland's most remote railway station [The Scotsman]


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