Balmossie railway station

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Balmossie National Rail
Balmossie
Location
Place Monifieth
Local authority Angus
Coordinates 56°28′29″N 2°50′18″W / 56.4747°N 2.8384°W / 56.4747; -2.8384Coordinates: 56°28′29″N 2°50′18″W / 56.4747°N 2.8384°W / 56.4747; -2.8384
Grid reference NO484317
Operations
Station code BSI
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03  797
2004/05 Decrease 136
2005/06 Increase 993
2006/07 Increase 1,227
2007/08 Decrease 615
2008/09 Decrease 406
2009/10 Increase 804
2010/11 Decrease 362
2011/12 Decrease 314
2012/13 Increase 1,078
History
Original company British Railways Scottish Region
18 June 1962 Opened as Balmossie Halt[1]
16 May 1983 Renamed Balmossie[1]
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Balmossie from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Balmossie railway station is a small railway station serves the suburb of Balmossie west of Monifieth Scotland which serves the east of Broughty Ferry. The station was originally opened on 18 June 1962 as Balmossie Halt by British Rail Scottish Region[1] and renamed as Balmossie on 16 May 1983.[1]

Services[edit]

British Rail operated local passenger services between Dundee and Arbroath until around 1990. Since these were discontinued, most of the intermediate stations have had only a very sparse service, provided so as to avoid the difficulty of formal closure procedures. Currently (summer 2008), First ScotRail provides Balmossie with only one train a day in each direction, Mondays to Saturdays. These offer through service to/from Edinburgh, but are not timed conveniently for passengers wishing to commute to Dundee. Consequently, patronage of the station is currently low. There is only one of these trains a day from and to Edinburgh Waverley.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Broughty Ferry   First ScotRail
Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Monifieth
Historical railways
Broughty Ferry
Line and station open
  British Railways
Scottish Region
  Monifieth
Line and station open

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Butt 1995, p. 26

Sources[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0086-1. OCLC 22311137.