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ScotRail has introduced a temporary train service in a remote part of the Highlands, after locals who have no other access to public transport expressed fears theyd miss out on 'essential' shopping trips and medical appointments.

The 17:37 Fort William “ Glasgow service was temporarily removed from the timetable following a 90 per cent fall in the number of passengers using the train during the coronavirus pandemic.

The changes being made to the timetable reflect the current demand from customers, while delivering better value for the taxpayer.
(Permalink) Corrour Fort William Rannoch Roy Bridge Sleeper suspension Spean Bridge Timetabling Tulloch

A new play which pays homage to the classic film Brief Encounter is to be performed at stations on the West Highland Line next week [10th to 15th April].

Brief Encounters on the West Highland Line will be staged at Arisaig, Corrour, Glenfinnan, and Rannoch station on the route between Glasgow and Mallaig.

Station buildings at Rannoch and Corrour will be used for the 50-minute production from Tuesday, along with nearby halls and hotels at Arisaig and Glenfinnan.
(Permalink) Arisaig Brief Encounter Corrour Glenfinnan Rannoch

Rannoch: 'Brief Encounters on the West Highland Lines', a travelling CRP production. 'Original stageplay and evening meal accessible by train' - Saturday 14th April.
John Yellowlees 19/03/2018

The new owners of one of Scotland's most remote restaurants have said their business is being threatened since a train derailment in June.

A 24-wagon freight train derailed between Corrour and Tulloch on the West Highland Line.

Freight wagons, recovered from the scene, have been left in front of the Corrour Station House, which has become hidden from the view of passing trade.

Lizzie Mackenzie said no-one seemed to know what was going on. [From Richard Buckby]
(Permalink) Corrour Derailment Landslide Loch Treig Tulloch

Corrour: Probably the loneliest loop in Britain - a lightly-loaded northbound freight creeps through Corrour in 1998.
David Spaven //1988

Corrour: At 1520 the northbound service for Fort William pauses at Corrour. It's been 15 years since I was a regular user of Corrour and the new station house and a waiting room on the platform are distinct im ...
Ewan Crawford 15/02/2010

Corrour: The morning train from Fort William to Glasgow Queen Street approaches a cold and snowy Corrour Summit in the winter of 1974/5.
John Robin 14/12/1974

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