Council wants ScotRail to help ease disruption on Stromeferry bypass [West Highland Free Press]





Date: 05/10/2018

Scotrail are currently considering a proposal to terminate rail journeys at Strathcarron to allow road traffic to flow more freely through the diversion on the Stromeferry bypass. At a meeting in Lochcarron last week, Colin Howell (pictured), Highland Councils head of infrastructure, said that the road to rail diversion on the bypass, where important stabilisation work to the rockface is being carried out, could stay open to traffic for an extra 80 minutes each day if Scotrail would agree to do this. It would involved taking passengers by bus from Strathcarron to stations along the line to Kyle of Lochalsh.


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Council wants ScotRail to help ease disruption on Stromeferry bypass

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Scotrail are currently considering a proposal to terminate rail journeys at Strathcarron to allow road traffic to flow more freely through the diversion on the Stromeferry bypass. At a meeting in L

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For a short length the Stromeferry Bypass has been diverted onto the Kyle line fitted with a surface to allow road vehicles to drive on the line, effectively a tramway for this portion. The cliff face to the left requires stabilisation and netting to make it safe. Network Rail has very generously allowed this arrangement which has allowed the road to stay open albeit with very considerable delays for road traffic and a complicated combined convey system and railway operation. The location is to the west of the avalanche shelter.
Location: Avalanche Shelter
Company: Dingwall and Skye Railway
08/10/2018 Michael Gibb
Driving along a railway on a Sunday afternoon, as you do. A van and trailer return to the roadway at the west end of the diversion of the Stromeferry Bypass. [See image 65935 for more details.] Note the gate across the Kyle line.
Location: Avalanche Shelter
Company: Dingwall and Skye Railway
08/10/2018 Michael Gibb
A new meaning for 'taking to the tracks' near the avalanche shelter on the Kyle line. The view looks east to the diversion of the Stromeferry Bypass onto the railway. [See image 65935 for details].
Location: Avalanche Shelter
Company: Dingwall and Skye Railway
08/10/2018 Michael Gibb