New destinations for Scottish sleeper trains? [Rail]





Date: 23/05/2016

Oban and Scotlands Far North could be served by Caledonian Sleeper trains, but funding from authorities would be needed to support the services. CS Managing Director Peter Strachan, speaking exclusively to RAIL on May 6, confirmed that discussions had taken place with user groups regarding running trains north of Inverness, and with business groups for Oban. If the latter happens, he has not ruled out the possibility that extra Mk 5 coaches may have to be ordered from Construcciones Y Auxiliar De Ferrocarriles (CAF). The Spanish company is already building 75 vehicles for CS that will enter traffic in 2018. [From Mark Bartlett]


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Oban and Scotlands Far North could be served by Caledonian Sleeper trains, but funding from authorities would be needed to support the services.

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The Caledonian Sleeper at Oban, diverted from Fort William due to engineering works, topped and tailed with Class 73s. With the arrival of the new stock it is possible the sleeper may split at Crianlarich with portions for Fort William and Oban. Photograph courtesy of Doug Carmichael of the Friends of the West Highland Lines.
Location: Oban
Company: Callander and Oban Railway
14/02/2016 Doug Carmichael
With a belch of diesel fumes the 12.10 service for Glasgow Queen Street gets underway from Oban on 30 July 2011.
Location: Oban
Company: Callander and Oban Railway
30/07/2011 John Steven
View over Oban pier and station from McCaig's Tower on 10 July. The area of the pier adjacent to the station has become a mini-mall with shops, cafes and restaurants.
Location: Oban
Company: Callander and Oban Railway
10/07/2013 John Gray


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