Dunfermline Town railway station

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Dunfermline Town National Rail
Dunfermline Town
St Margaret's Drive entrance
Location
Place Dunfermline
Local authority Fife
Coordinates 56°04′06″N 3°27′08″W / 56.0682°N 3.4521°W / 56.0682; -3.4521Coordinates: 56°04′06″N 3°27′08″W / 56.0682°N 3.4521°W / 56.0682; -3.4521
Grid reference NT096870
Operations
Station code DFE
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.569 million
2005/06 Increase 0.604 million
2006/07 Increase 0.632 million
2007/08 Increase 0.638 million
2008/09 Decrease 0.637 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.601 million
2010/11 Decrease 0.598 million
2011/12 Increase 0.608 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.581 million
History
Original company Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway
Pre-grouping North British Railway
Post-grouping LNER
5 March 1890 Opened as Dunfermline Lower[1]
1968? Renamed as Dunfermline
January 2000? Renamed as Dunfermline Town
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dunfermline Town from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Railways in and around Dunfermline
Kincardine Line
Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
(CR)Charlestown
Torryburn Line Junction
(CR)Netherton Goods
Charlestown Branch Junction
(D&QR)Dunfermline Lower
Dunfermline Upper(S&DR/E&NR)
Townhill Junctions
Dunfermline Queen Margaret
(D&QR)Rosyth
Halbeath(E&NR)
Dunfermline and
Queensferry Railway
Edinburgh and Northern Railway
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Dunfermline Town railway station is a station in the town of Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. The station is managed by First ScotRail and is on the Fife Circle Line, 17 miles (27 km) north of Edinburgh Waverley.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway on 1 November 1877, named Dunfermline, Comely Park. It was rebuilt in 1889, the Down (northbound) platform being extended eastwards with a new booking office building and a new Up (southbound platform) being provided; the extended facilities were brought into use on 5 March 1890, from which date the station was known as Dunfermline Lower in contradistinction to Dunfermline Upper on the line to Stirling. After the latter station was closed in 1968, the suffix was dropped and it was became known as plain Dunfermline. To prevent confusion following the opening of the nearby Dunfermline Queen Margaret in 2000, the station was again renamed to Dunfermline Town.

Station facilities[edit]

The station can be accessed from St. Margaret's Drive. The station building is on the northbound platform. In the building is a ticket office, a toilet (accessed by key) and a kiosk. There is also a CCTV monitoring centre for stations in the east of Scotland and a taxi ordering office. There is a public phone at the entrance and there are waiting rooms on both platforms. The platforms are connected by a ramped subway, this providing an alternative access to the station from Woodmill Street on the south side. There is a taxi rank at the main entrance and station car parks on both sides of the railway. CCTV is in operation.

Train services[edit]

2011[edit]

On Mondays to Saturdays during the daytime, there is generally a half-hourly service southbound to Edinburgh Waverley, and a half-hourly service northbound round the Fife Circle through Kirkcaldy, eventually coming back to Edinburgh Waverley. In the evenings the service is hourly in each direction and on Sundays two-hourly.

2007[edit]

Monday to Saturday daytimes there is generally a half-hourly service southbound to Edinburgh and an hourly service northbound towards Kirkcaldy (and back to Edinburgh) on the Fife Circle Line. There is also a daily service to and from Perth via Markinch.

Evenings there is an hourly service in each direction and on Sundays two-hourly.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Rosyth   First ScotRail
Fife Circle Line
  Dunfermline Queen Margaret
Historical railways
Rosyth
Line and station open
  North British Railway
Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway and
Dunfermline Branch of E&NR
  Halbeath
Line open; station closed
North British Railway
Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway and
Dunfermline Branch of E&NR
Dunfermline Upper
Line and station closed
Cairneyhill
Line open; station closed
  North British Railway
Kincardine Line
  Terminus
Charlestown
Line and station closed
  North British Railway
Charlestown Railway
  Terminus

Bus services[edit]

  • 7 Dunfermline - Kirkcaldy - Leven
  • 55 Dunfermline - Inverkeithing - Edinburgh
  • 72 Dunfermline outer circular (Townhill - Abbeyview - Duloch Park - QMH - Halbeath - Townhill)
  • 73 Townhill - Dunfermline - Abbeyview - Duloch Park - Rosyth - Inverkeithing - Ferrytoll)
  • 75 Dunfermline inner circle (James St - Touch - Abberyview - St Leonards - James St )
  • 79 Kelty - Dunfermline - Dalgety Bay
  • 80 Dunfermline - Dalgety Bay
  • Various express routes (to / from Edinburgh and Dundee)

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butt (1995), page 85

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