Dunblane railway station
|The Dunblane station pedestrian overpass|
|Managed by||First ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||3|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Scottish Central Railway and Dunblane, Doune and Callander Railway|
|22 May 1848||Opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dunblane from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
It has three platforms, one which serves as a terminus for trains from Glasgow (Queen Street) and Edinburgh, one which serves trains heading north to Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen & Inverness and the third that serves trains heading south to Glasgow and Edinburgh. These include those that terminate at Dunblane, which travel up the northbound line to the signal box to reverse & cross over to the southbound track before heading back down to the station. The signal box in question now operates only the points and signals here.
The station is staffed by one person who runs the ticket office and does most jobs around the station. Several plants have been placed around the station by a voluntary group known as 'Dunblane in Bloom'.
- Passenger information system
- Automatic ticket machine (on Platform 1)
- Ticket office and waiting room (Mondays - Saturdays, a.m.)
- Waiting shelters and benches
- Limited car parking
- Help point
The train operating company that serves Dunblane station is First ScotRail. Trains generally leave for Edinburgh at 28 and 58 minutes past the hour, and for Glasgow Queen Street at 13 minutes past the hour, though this is supplemented by trains from the north. These trains serve all intermediate stations en route, whereas the services from further afield serve principal stations only.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Bridge of Allan||First ScotRail
|Bridge of Allan||First ScotRail
Highland Caledonian Sleeper
|Bridge of Allan
Line and Station open
|Scottish Central Railway
Line open; Station closed
|Terminus||Dunblane, Doune and Callander Railway
Line and Station closed
First ScotRail trains serving Dunblane are all DMUs. These consist mainly of Class 158 and Class 170 sets. Some services are still operated by a Class 156. The only exception to this is the Caledonian Sleeper service from Inverness to London Euston, which is a loco hauled rake of Mk2 and Mk3 coaches.
Dunblane, Doune and Callander Railway
Dunblane used to be a junction where the present line and the Dunblane, Doune and Callander Railway diverged. This connected at Callander to the Callander and Oban Railway. The line was axed in the Beeching cuts, being formally closed on 1 November 1965 (although traffic beyond Callander had ended five weeks earlier due to a landslide in Glen Ogle).
A short section of track remains on the branch, and is used for storing track maintenance machines, or sometimes even a DMU.
- Railscot - Scottish Central Railway Railscot; Retrieved 2014-01-28
- GB National Rail Timetable 2013-14, Table 230 (Network Rail)
- GB National Rail Timetable 2013-14, Table 229 (Network Rail)
- Railscot Chronology - Dunblane, Doune & Callander Railway Railscot; Retrieved 2014-01-28
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dunblane railway station.|
- 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.