Fersit Halt

Location type


Name and dates

Fersit Halt (1931-1934)

Opened on the West Highland Railway.


This single platform halt was at the north end of Loch Treig. It had a single platform of 220ft on the esst side of the line. It was a workman's halt built during the construction of Laggan Dam, just to the east, and associated tunnels. The dam is part of the scheme which provides the head of water for electricity generation at the Lochaber Aluminium Works in Fort William. There was a worker's camp at Fersit, cement shed, stores and machine shops.

The station open on the 1st of August 1931 and closed on the 1st of January 1935.

Little remains of the halt, but there are piles of spoil and the aftermath of the construction to be found in the general area to the north of the road bridge over the railway on either side of the river.

During construction of the dam there was a temporary railway, the Treig-Laggan Railway, which extended the Lochaber Narrow Gauge Railway from Loch Treig over the West Highland Railway to Laggan.

Sidings from the West Highland served the construction depot. The sidings were on the east side of the line, north of the road overbridge, and approached from the north. It was to the north of these that the narrow gauge line crossed over. There is a former railway cottage at the site, on the east side of the line.

There is the concrete base of a platform to the south of the road bridge at Fersit, on the west side of the line, which may have been the halt but it has also been described as being closer to the sidings.


Station halt dam



External links

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

Nearby stations
Roy Bridge
Spean Bridge
Invergloy Platform
Banavie Pier
Fort William
Fort William [1st]
Sand Pit
Fersit Fitting Shop
Fersit Store
Fersit Cement Shed
Fersit Siding
Intake C
Adit A
Intake B
Bridge 2
Fersit Speeder Shed
Bridge 1
Adit B
Tulloch Viaduct
Loch Treig Dam
Inverlair Lodge
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.

Chronology Dates

01/08/1931West Highland Railway
Fersit Halt and branch opened, Loch Treig was to be converted into a reservoir to serve the smelter at Fort William.
01/01/1935West Highland Railway
Fersit Halt closed.


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