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Fort William

Collected date 19/08/12

Fort William sign

Fort William was the base for a few days' holiday in the West Highlands. It's a modern station from the 1970s when the original central Lochside station was demolished to make way for a dual carriageway.

The front of the station building, with the queue waiting to get in to secure tickets on the Jacobite steam service to Mallaig:

Fort William front

A long view of the station front from over the road:

Fort William front, long

Inside is a small concourse area (with some strange wasted space behind the four benches) with a ticket office to the right, a newsagent's, toilets and showers to the left, and the platforms ahead:

Fort William concourse

The concourse has a selection of plaques marking assorted awards and events:

Fort William plaque - 2007
refurbishment Fort William plaques -
Investor in People and Bronze Tidy Station Standard Fort William plaques -
Commendation for efforts during 1984 blizzards

The exit from the concourse leading on to the platforms:

Fort William exit

On platform 2, between a ScotRail service train on the left and the steam service on the right. Along with ordinary day trains, the steam service and the Caledonian Sleeper mean there's often something hanging around:

Fort William canopy

On platform 2, looking west:

Fort William platform 2

Looking east from the end of the platform at Fort William:

Fort William looking east