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Oban

(1982-Present)



Summary

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.


5 December 1982

Oban signal box closed and layout simplified. No-signalman key token working introduced.

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Oban (1982)
Oban (1982)

6 April 1986

2-lever Oil Depot and Oban Yard ground frames replaced by 3-lever ground frames.

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11 May 1986

2-lever Oban Station ground frame replaced by 3-lever ground frame.



Oban (1986)
Oban (1986)

24 April 1988

RETB commissioned between Taynuilt and Oban. Oban becomes a token exchange point.

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Oban (1988)
Oban (1988)

1989

Oil Depot ground frame repositioned on the Down side of the single line.


17 December 1989

Loco Release Line redesignated as a platform line and associated alterations carried out. Oban Yard ground frame replaced.

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Oban (1989)
Oban (1989)

1 March 1998

Up platform line and Down sidings temporarily put out of use.

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29 March 1998

Up platform line and Down sidings reinstated.

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27 October 2003

TPWS commissioned.

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Oban (2003)
Oban (2003)

October 2005

Emergency token exchange point telephone renewed.

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Week commencing 27 March 2006

Additional emergency token exchange point telephone provided.

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2009

Down Platform Line stop board changed to small pattern type in connection with the construction of a new walkway.


1 May 2011

Oil Siding permanently taken out of use.

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Oban (2011)
Oban (2011)

22 November 2020

"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.

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