Oban Railway Station

(An t-Òban)

Oban Railway Station at Night
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Oban Railway Station at Night

Oban Railway Station (Gael: An t-Òban) is a rather bland and inconspicuous building in the town centre, overlooking Oban Bay. This is a terminal station, the end of the Oban Branch of the single-track West Highland Line, which was built as the Callander & Oban Railway. It is preceded by Connel Ferry Railway Station, 4½ miles (7 km) to the northeast. Several services daily run through to Queen Street Station in Glasgow. The station building was constructed 1987-88 to replace an earlier rather larger structure which occupied this site on the Railway Pier, built in 1879-80. The original two platforms were augmented by a further pair in 1904 and it is these latter platforms that remain in use. A goods yard also closed in the 1960s. Operated by ScotRail, the station is staffed part-time and is used by around 130,000 passengers annually (2014). The Oban Ferry Terminal lies adjacent.

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