Broughty Ferry railway station

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Broughty Ferry National Rail
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Broughty Ferry railway station
Location
Place Broughty Ferry
Local authority Dundee City
Coordinates 56°28′04″N 2°52′27″W / 56.4677°N 2.8741°W / 56.4677; -2.8741Coordinates: 56°28′04″N 2°52′27″W / 56.4677°N 2.8741°W / 56.4677; -2.8741
Grid reference NO462309
Operations
Station code BYF
Managed by ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03  5,289
2004/05 Decrease 4,943
2005/06 Increase 4,996
2006/07 Increase 6,271
2007/08 Increase 6,277
2008/09 Decrease 5,918
2009/10 Decrease 5,570
2010/11 Decrease 5,362
2011/12 Increase 9,288
2012/13 Increase 23,180
2013/14 Increase 34,970
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Broughty Ferry from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Broughty Ferry railway station serves the suburb of Broughty Ferry in Dundee, Scotland. The station was opened on 6 October 1838 on the Dundee and Arbroath Railway. When North British Railway were granted joint ownership of the line on 21 July 1879, the station buildings were gradually rebuilt until around 1900.

It is the oldest railway station in Scotland which is still in operation[1].

History[edit]

At 7:20 pm on 21 October 1991, a Dundee bound AberdeenLondon Intercity express destroyed two out of the four gates of the level crossing. The fifty passengers on board and five people in a passing car were fortunate to avoid collision when the train passed through the crossing at around 80 miles per hour.[2] The gates had not been closed before the train passed the level crossing. Dundee District Council (now defunct) had previously postponed planning permission to modernise the gates. They were replaced by the current arrangement of four barriers in 1995, with control transferred to Dundee Signalling Centre.

Subsequent restoration of the station saw the removal of the historic footbridge, which now languishes behind the westbound platform, leaving only an underpass for those wishing to cross the line at Gray Street, or walk the short distance to another overbridge, when the barriers are lowered. The footbridge was closed to the public before the crossing was modernised.

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturday: 16 services call at Broughty Ferry. There are 9 services Northbound, 2 of which terminate at Inverurie, 4 at Aberdeen, 1 at Arbroath and 1 at Carnoustie. There is also an early morning departure to Inverness, this service doesn't run on a Saturday. There are 7 services Southbound, 3 of which terminate at Glasgow Queen Street, 2 at Edinburgh, 1 at Perth (Monday - Thursday and early Saturday) and 2 at Dundee (1 of which on Saturday Night only). Sunday: There are 3 services Northbound, terminating at Aberdeen and 4 services southbound, 2 of which terminate at Edinburgh, 1 at Glasgow Queen Street and 1 at Perth.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Rail Public Consultation, 7.2". 2014. 
  2. ^ "80 mph train misses five "by yards"". Dundee Courier and Advertiser. 1991-10-23. pp. 11, 14. 

External links[edit]

  • RailScot History of Broughty Ferry station
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Dundee   ScotRail
Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line
  Balmossie
Carnoustie on Sundays