Roy Bridge

Location type


Name and dates

Roy Bridge (1894-)

Station code: RYB National Rail ScotRail
Where: Highland, Scotland
Opened on the West Highland Railway.
Open on the West Highland Line.


This was a two platform station, now reduced to one platform with the loss of the southbound line (the ^up^ loop) in 1964. The southbound (up) platform, disused, remains and the site of the station building and goods yard has been built over. These houses are built close to the platform.

The retaining of the westbound platform was an interesting choice, for passengers from Roy Bridge must cross the road bridge to reach the platform, slightly less convenient than had the eastbound platform been retained.

The main station building, on the up (eastbound) platform, was typical of the West Highland in the northern area. There was a waiting room on the westbound platform. The goods yard had a similar arrangement to Tulloch, accessed by reversal from the up loop. The main station building waiting room was, for a time, used as a church.

The village of Roy Bridge is to the north, the bridge itself to the north west. The railway is near the north bank of the River Spean. To the east the line runs through the Monessie Gorge on a ledge right above the river.



External links

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


Gaelic name: Drochaid Ruaidh

Nearby stations
Spean Bridge
Invergloy Platform
Fersit Halt
Banavie Pier
Fort William
Fort William [1st]
Loch Eil Outward Bound
Roy Viaduct
Bridge 11 Allt Beinn Chlianaig
Bridge 10 Allt Beinn Chlianaig
Adit 4 loop
Bridge 9
Adit 4
Bridge 12
Bridge 13 Allt an Easain
Bridge 14
Cruaidh Allt Siding
Bridge 8 Cruaidh Allt
Adit 3 Loco and speeder shed
Adit 5 tip
Bridge 15 Allt Leachdach
Monessie Gorge
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


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].
08/01/2005West Highland Railway
Closed between Roy Bridge and Tulloch due to floodwaters rising in Monessie Gorge.


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