Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) has appointed Story Contracting to carry out expansion work at Oban Ferry Terminal.

The contractor will focus on the expansion of the existing marshalling facility at the ferry terminal, including the relocation of a railway siding line, and all associated operational railway equipment.

The Network Rail boundary will be moved, along with surface water drainage, road construction, road markings, road signage and kerbing being installed to extend the current marshalling area.

Story Contracting Ltd will commence today, Monday 22 October, with  work being carried out during night shifts. Story plan to undertake any potentially noisy works at the start of the shift and will always endeavour to minimise the disruption.

CMAL Senior Civil Engineer, Ruairidh Campbell, said: “This project is the result of a two-year collaboration between Transport Scotland, Network Rail and CMAL. “

“This particular project will help facilitate the replacement linkspan project taking place on site early in 2019 by providing a work space for our contractor. Additionally, it will help alleviate queuing on the public highway during busy summer periods and benefit future projects at Oban ferry terminal.

“We’d like to assure the community that site staff will work with the upmost consideration for local residents.”

Work at Oban ferry terminal is part of CMAL’s ongoing programme of harbour upgrades and modifications across the network to provide safe and efficient lifeline ferry services to communities around Scotland.



Notes to Editors

  1. Issued by Clark Communications on behalf of Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL). For media enquiries contact Lisa Donnelly 0141 548 8222 / 07711476772 or
  2. CMAL own property at piers and harbours at more than 26 locations throughout Scotland. CMAL is delivering a programme of investment and improvements, which will create better facilities.
  3. In addition to its pier and harbour facilities, CMAL owns 32 ferries. All 32 vessels are leased to CalMac Ferries Ltd for use on ferry services on the Clyde and Hebrides. In addition, two ferries are currently under construction.
  4. CMAL is a publicly owned company with Scottish Ministers as the sole shareholder.
  5. For more information about CMAL visit:



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