Rockfall road set for full reopening [Ross-shire Journal]





Date: 11/04/2012

A LIFELINE Wester Ross road is set to reopen to traffic on a full-time basis later this month four months after it was closed by a series of rockfalls. Work on the A890 Stromeferry Bypass which links Lochcarron and Kyle of Lochalsh is nearing completion and Highland Council is targeting Monday April 23 for a full reopening of the route. Work will start on Saturday on dismantling and removing the holdfast units and barriers on the railway line which have enabled traffic to be diverted on to the track between 7am and 7pm every day since March 26.


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Rockfall road set for full reopening

Ross-shire Journal

A LIFELINE Wester Ross road is set to reopen to traffic on a full-time basis later this month - four months after it was closed by a series of rockfalls.

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Two stops out from its final destination, the 1101 Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh calls at Plockton on 29 September 2009. Those gathered under the canopy in the far corner of the platform are not passengers but students from the nearby Plockton High School on their lunch break. No, I've absolutely no idea...
Location: Plockton
Company: Kyle of Lochalsh Extension Railway
29/10/2009 John Furnevel
Stromeferry looking towards Inverness. On the 29th of October 2001 a mudslide closed the Kyle line making Strathcarron the temporary terminus until the line was remade east of Stromeferry. The hillside was cleared, made stable and a new formation built. A temporary level crossing was made at the east end of Stromeferry station (shown here) and an enormous mound of spoil was built up at the closed Howard Doris sidings site.
Location: Stromeferry
Company: Dingwall and Skye Railway
10/02/2002 Ewan Crawford
The afternoon train from Kyle to Inverness pulls out of the once-imposing station at Stromeferry in the summer of 1983. Attached at the rear of the train is ex-GWR coach no 9004 which was used as an observation coach on the line during the summer in the early 1980s.
Location: Stromeferry
Company: Dingwall and Skye Railway
//1983 Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven)


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