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Ardlui (1894-)

Station code: AUI National Rail ScotRail
Where: Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Opened on the West Highland Railway.
Open on the West Highland Line.


This is an island platform station, typical of the West Highland line. The station is near the north end of Loch Lomond. The station building was demolished due to subsidence but was of the ^Swiss chalet^ style typical of the line. Before demolition the building had developed a distinct lean to the east. Access is via a subway from the east (road) side. The signal box (closed 1986) remains in use as a waiting shelter.

The box opened with the station and was located to the north of the now removed station building

There is a goods yard, now used for permanent way, on the east side of the station, served from the south.

The stationmaster^s house, typical of the line and a railwayman^s cottage just north of the goods yard still exist. Both are now private houses.


Ardui is a small settlement. Much of it is to the immediate north of the station. Ardlui Pier is just to the east on Loch Lomond.

By walking north to Inverarnan the West Highland Way can be reached. This may be followed north to Crianlarich or south by Loch Lomond^s east bank.

Ardlui Hotel

Drovers Inn



External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


Gaelic name: Àird Laoigh
Listing: B


07/08/1894West Highland Railway
Public opening from Fort William to Craigendoran. Stations opened at Craigendoran Upper, Helensburgh Upper, Row, Garelochhead, Arrochar and Tarbet, Ardlui, Crianlarich, Tyndrum [WHR], Bridge of Orchy, Gortan (private), Rannoch, Corrour (private), Inverlair, Roy Bridge, Spean Bridge and Fort William [1st].


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History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: West Highland Railway v. 1

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: West Highland Railway v. 1

Iron Road to the Isles: A Travellers and Tourist Guide to the West Highland Lines

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The Story of the West Highland: The 1940s LNER Guide to the Line

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Trossachs and West Highlands: Exploring the Lost Railways (Local History Series)

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