Arbroath railway station

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Arbroath National Rail
Arbroath
Arbroath railway station
Location
Place Arbroath
Local authority Angus
Coordinates 56°33′34″N 2°35′21″W / 56.5594°N 2.5892°W / 56.5594; -2.5892Coordinates: 56°33′34″N 2°35′21″W / 56.5594°N 2.5892°W / 56.5594; -2.5892
Grid reference NO638409
Operations
Station code ARB
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.373 million
2005/06 Increase 0.397 million
2006/07 Decrease 0.393 million
2007/08 Increase 0.428 million
2008/09 Decrease 0.410 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.393 million
2010/11 Increase 0.404 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.399 million
- Interchange 188
2012/13 Decrease 0.388 million
- Interchange Increase 527
History
Original company Arbroath and Forfar Railway & Dundee and Arbroath Railway
Pre-grouping CR & NBR
Post-grouping LMS & LNER
1 February 1848 Opened[1]
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Arbroath from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Arbroath railway station serves the town of Arbroath in Angus, Scotland. The station is 17 miles (27 km) east of Dundee on the line between Dundee and Aberdeen.

History[edit]

There have been three stations called "Arbroath", two of which closed in 1848. One - Arbroath Catherine Street - served the Arbroath and Forfar Railway; the other - Arbroath Lady Loan or Arbroath West - was on the Dundee and Arbroath Railway. The current station was originally opened by the Dundee and Arbroath Railway on 1 February 1848[1] as a link station to connect the Arbroath and Forfar Railway with the Dundee and Arbroath Railway. On 1 October 1880[2] the North British, Arbroath and Montrose Railway opened north towards Montrose.

Jointly run by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway and the London and North Eastern Railway after the Grouping of 1923, the station then passed on to the Scottish Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

When sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by Scotrail until the privatisation of British Rail.

Until 1990, the station had 3 active platforms and was the terminus of a regular local service from Perth & Dundee that called at all of the intermediate local stations between the latter station and here. This was mostly withdrawn at the May 1990 timetable change (due to a low usage & a rolling stock shortage) and the residual service that still operates now starts & terminates at Carnoustie. The former platform 3 and its associated loop has also been taken out of use & lifted.

Services[edit]

A southbound First ScotRail service

There are generally two or three trains per hour between westbound to Dundee and eastbound to Aberdeen, with hourly services onwards from Dundee towards Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street.

Some East Coast Main Line services to London Kings Cross and CrossCountry routes towards England also stop at Arbroath.

The station in 2002

On Sundays there is generally an hourly service in each direction.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Dundee   CrossCountry
Cross Country Network
  Montrose
Carnoustie   First ScotRail
Glasgow to Aberdeen Line
  Montrose
Carnoustie   First Scotrail
Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line
  Montrose
Carnoustie   First ScotRail
Highland Caledonian Sleeper
  Montrose
Dundee   East Coast
Northern Lights
(London – Aberdeen)
  Montrose
Historical railways
Elliot Junction
Line open; Station Closed
  CR & NBR
Dundee and Arbroath Railway
  Link line station
Link line station   Caledonian Railway
Arbroath and Forfar Railway
  Colliston
Line partially open; Station closed
Link line station   North British Railway
North British, Arbroath and Montrose Railway
  Letham Grange
Line open; Station closed

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt (1995), page 17
  2. ^ Awdry (1990), page 152

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