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Upon closure of Oban signal box in 1982, Electric Token Block working was retained on the section from Taynuilt, with a "no signalman" key token instrument provided in the former paraffin hut at Oban. All passenger trains arrived at and departed from the former Platform 3 until 1989, when the former Platform 4 was made available to passenger trains. RETB was commissioned in 1988.
Oban signal box closed and layout simplified. No-signalman key token working introduced.
2-lever Oil Depot and Oban Yard ground frames replaced by 3-lever ground frames.
2-lever Oban Station ground frame replaced by 3-lever ground frame.
RETB commissioned between Taynuilt and Oban. Oban becomes a token exchange point.
Oil Depot ground frame repositioned on the Down side of the single line.
Loco Release Line redesignated as a platform line and associated alterations carried out. Oban Yard ground frame replaced.
Up platform line and Down sidings temporarily put out of use.
Up platform line and Down sidings reinstated.
Emergency token exchange point telephone renewed.
Additional emergency token exchange point telephone provided.
Down Platform Line stop board changed to small pattern type in connection with the construction of a new walkway.
Oil Siding permanently taken out of use.
"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.