Tramway suggested as solution to Stromeferry Bypass [BBC News]

Date: 03/11/2016

Highland Council is re-examining the potential for road and rail traffic to share the same space at Stromeferry in Wester Ross in the form of a tramway. The local authority has been seeking a solution to the 1960s-built Stromeferry Bypass, which has had problems with landslides. It has been closed by 10 significant rock falls between 1990 and 2012. The council is looking at how the nearby, less badly affected, railway could be adapted. Using the railway has been considered, but ruled out, before. But Highland Council has now suggested that it could be turned into a tramway, meaning it would have track and also a surface suitable for road traffic.

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Landslide at the Stromeferry Bypass

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Highland Council is re-examining the potential for road and rail traffic to share the same space at Stromeferry in Wester Ross.

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Just east of Stromeferry after the mud landslide of November 2001 which closed the line west of Strathcarron. A replacement bus service called at all stations except Duncraig. The original course of the line is closer to the camera, partly covered by tarpaulins. [Editors note: This is one of the images from ECs latest book Kyle of Lochalsh Line : Great Railway Journeys through time]
Location: Stromeferry
Company: Dingwall and Skye Railway
10/02/2002 Ewan Crawford
The railway deviation caused by the landslip-prone new A890 road is just apparent ahead of this train east of Strome Ferry in Summer 1974.
Location: Stromeferry
Company: Dingwall and Skye Railway
//1974 David Spaven
A Kyle - Inverness train running between Loch Carron and the then new road near Stromeferry in August 1970.
Location: Stromeferry
Company: Dingwall and Skye Railway
/08/1970 Colin Miller

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