The Caledonian Sleeper is set to travel between London and Oban instead of Fort William for three weekends in February 2016 to accommodate planned engineering works.
The train’s final stop on the West Highland Line, which links London with Scotland’s west coast, will be Oban on the weekends of 12/14, 19/21 and 26/28 of February.
Peter Strachan, managing director of the Caledonian Sleeper, which is operated by Serco, said: “We are altering our service in February due to planned engineering works by Network Rail. We have chosen to stop at Oban rather than provide bus travel from Tulloch because we would like to receive feedback on this route from guests and local businesses to inform our long-term planning.
“Oban is a popular destination for tourists as well as being known as the gateway to the isles, with a ferry service to many islands, including Mull, Lismore and Kerrera.
“As we continue to progress our plans for the Caledonian Sleeper service over the next 15 years we are keen to explore the possibility of extending our route. While stopping in Oban is a short-term solution for a few weekends in February it will give us the chance to test the appetite locally.”
Passengers travelling on to Fort William on the weekends service alterations are in place will be provided with alternative transport by bus from Oban.