West Highland Line

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West Highland Line
A Glasgow - Fort William train climbs onto Rannoch Moor - geograph.org.uk - 676941.jpg
A train to Mallaig crossing Rannoch Moor
Owerview
TeepRural Rail[1]
SeestemNational Rail
StatusOperational
LocaleGlasgow
Argyll and Bute
Highland
Scotland
TerminiGlasgow Queen Street
Mallaig
Oban
Stations33
Operation
AwnerNetwork Rail
Operator(s)Caledonian Sleeper
Abellio ScotRail
West Coast Railways
Rowin stockClass 156 "Super Sprinter"
Caledonian Sleeper stock
Technical
Line lenthGlasgow Queen Street to Crianlarich: 59 mile 22 chain (95.4 km)
Crianlarich to Oban: 41 mile 73 chain (67.5 km)
Crianlarich to Mallaig: 103 mile 24 chain (166.2 km)
*Total: 204 mile 39 chain (329.1 km)
Nummer o tracksOne
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Operatin speed70 mph (110 km/h) maximum[1]

The West Highland Line (Scots Gaelic: Rathad Iarainn nan Eilean - "Iron Road to the Isles") is a railwey line linking the ports o Mallaig an Oban in the Scottish Highlands tae Glasgow in Central Scotland. The line wis voted the tap rail journey in the warld bi readers o independent traivel magazine Wanderlust in 2009, ahead o the iconic Trans-Siberian line in Roushie an the Cuzco tae Machu Picchu line in Peru. The ScotRail wabsteid haes syne reportit that the line haes been voted the maist scenic railway line in the warld for the seicont year running.[citation needit]

The West Highland Line is ane o twa railway lines which access the remote and mountainous wast coast o Scotland, the ither bein the Kyle o Lochalsh Line which connects Inverness wi Kyle o Lochalsh. The line is the westernmost railway line in Great Britain.

At least in pairt, the West Highland Line is the same railway line as that referred tae as the West Highland Railway.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Business Plan 2007 Network Rail. Retrieved 2011-07-09.