Where does the West Highland Line start and finish?

Where does the West Highland Line start and finish?

Where does the West Highland line go? The West Highland Line runs from Glasgow to Fort William (the largest town in the West Highlands) and on to Mallaig, a tiny fishing port and terminal for the ferry to Armadale on the Isle of Skye.

What is the route of the West Highland railway?

The route. It doesn’t take long to leave Glasgow behind, heading west along the Clyde to Helensburgh, and then north via Garelochead and Loch Long. And from there, you enter a world of deep forests, towering mountains and mirrored lochs. The line divides at Crianlarich, taking you to Oban, or Fort William and Mallaig.

What are the stations on the West Highland Line?

West Highland Line

  • 4.1 Stations.
  • 4.2 Glasgow to Crianlarich.
  • 4.3 Crianlarich to Oban.
  • 4.4 Crianlarich to Fort William.
  • 4.5 Fort William to Mallaig.

Does the normal train from Fort William to Mallaig go over the viaduct?

Yes , we took the local train from Fort William to Mallaig and that does exactly the same journey as the Jacobite steam train and goes over the Glenfinnan viaduct.

Are there toilets on the Jacobite train?

All of our coaches have toilets situated at each end. However, Jacobite passengers should note that under local council guidelines all toilets will be locked whilst the train is in situ at all stations and will only be opened by the guard in the event of an emergency.

How long does the Jacobite stop at Glenfinnan?

It’s just over 2 hours there but you do stop for 20 mins at a lovely little station to see a shop and old train sidings and it’s about 1.45 back. We stopped in Maillig for two hours for lunch then got the train home. over a year ago.

Are there toilets on The Jacobite train?

Can you buy food on the Jacobite train?

Food in standard class is available from a trolley. Coffee, tea, crisps, chocolate, etc. You can pre-order a morning tea box online when you book.

Does The Jacobite train have toilets?

Is there a steam train service from Fort William to Mallaig?

During the summer the West Coast Railway Company operates a steam-hauled service between Fort William and Mallaig. Further information about the Scotrail trains can be found in the West Highland Line train timetable [PDF file]

Is Mallaig the world’s most scenic rail journey?

Today it is widely regarded as one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys. Four diesel electric trains link Mallaig with Fort William and Glasgow daily and in summer a steam hauled train runs from Fort William to Mallaig and back on Sundays to Fridays.

Is there a train from Glasgow to Mallaig?

The irony is that, although Mallaig remains a significant fishing port, no fish are any longer transported by rail and the line’s principle custom is the tourist traveller. There are four trains from Glasgow via Fort William every weekday (fewer on Sundays). Mallaig is also the terminus for the Jacobite steam train between Fort William and Mallaig.

What is the history of the Mallaig railway?

Mallaig was originally established to act as the service port for the new railway to exploit the large quantities of herring which frequented the seas off the west coast of Scotland.

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