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For a period slightly in excess of one year since the closure of the signal boxes, Connel Ferry had been without any points or signals. There was just a single platform on the Up side. A Shell oil storage depot had been established on the site of the former goods yard, and early in 1968, sidings and a run-round loop were opened. The two associated ground frames were released by the section tablet (key token from 1974). RETB was commissioned in 1988, and Connel Ferry became a token exchange point. The oil traffic ceased in 1993, although the sidings remained until 2021.
Oil sidings opened.
|Connel Ferry (1968)|
2-lever ground frames replaced by 3-lever ground frames.
|Connel Ferry (1986)|
RETB commissioned between Taynuilt and Oban. Connel Ferry becomes a token exchange point.
|Connel Ferry (1988)|
|Connel Ferry (2003)|
Emergency token exchange point telephone renewed.
Additional emergency token exchange point telephone provided.
"Connel - Oban Up Platform Occupied" and "Connel - Oban Down Platform Occupied" tokens available for use in connection with the introduction of Class 153 diesel multiple units.
|Connel Ferry Viaduct|