Aberdour railway station

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Aberdour National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Obar Dobhair[1]
From the footbridge (geograph 2508611).jpg
Aberdour station
Location
Place Aberdour
Local authority Fife
Coordinates 56°03′18″N 3°18′02″W / 56.0549°N 3.3005°W / 56.0549; -3.3005Coordinates: 56°03′18″N 3°18′02″W / 56.0549°N 3.3005°W / 56.0549; -3.3005
Grid reference NT190854
Operations
Station code AUR
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13 Decrease 0.124 million
2013/14 Increase 0.127 million
2014/15 Increase 0.129 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.127 million
2016/17 Decrease 0.125 million
History
2 June 1890 Station opens
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Aberdour from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Aberdour railway station is a railway station in the village of Aberdour, Fife, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Fife Circle Line.

History[edit]

Opened by the North British Railway in 1890 (as part of the approach routes linking the Edinburgh and Northern Railway to the new Forth Rail Bridge),[2] it became part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the Scottish Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. When Sectorisation was introduced by British Rail, the station was served by the ScotRail sector until the Privatisation of British Railways. The station has won numerous awards for its gardens.

The station was the location of a camping coach.

Services[edit]

Aberdour is served by two trains per hour (weekday daytimes) which serve all stations between Edinburgh Waverley and Kirkcaldy. Both continue to Glenrothes with Thornton, where one terminates & returns to Edinburgh whilst the other continues around the Fife Circle Line returning to Edinburgh via Dunfermline. In the evening, the frequency drops to hourly, with most trains continuing to Dundee (though one runs to Perth instead). Sunday trains are also hourly, running round the Fife Circle.[3]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Dalgety Bay   Abellio ScotRail
Fife Circle Line
  Burntisland

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. "Gaelic/English Station Index". Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8. 
  2. ^ "Aberdour Line (North British Railway)"Railscot; Retrieved 1 July 2016
  3. ^ Table 242 National Rail timetable, May 2016