Fort William and Oban rail service.

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by oldwheels, 6 Aug 2019.

  1. oldwheels

    oldwheels Veteran

    For anyone planning to travel by train on to line to Fort William and Oban be aware of massive disruption to services and check in advance. There is a replacement bus service in bits but no idea what cycle carriage would be like. The rail lines have been washed away by flash floods and will take some time to rebuild.
     
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  2. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    Location:
    Scotland
    Yep, the line is closed for seven days from 5 August.

    According to the article below, finding a bus replacement service is proving difficult because of the high demand in the holiday season.

    https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/f...n-closes-rail-line-for-seven-days-and-nights/
     
  3. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    I was challenged immediately when I entered Queen Street station by an employee wanting to know if I was going to Oban. He explained that 30 odd cyclists were turned away the previous day from travelling on the train due to lack of space. They don't allow booking either, which is a complete pain.
     
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