Balmossie railway station

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Balmossie National Rail
Balmossie railway station.jpg
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 Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 314
2012/13 Increase 1,078
2013/14 Increase 1,446
2014/15 Decrease 1,092
2015/16 Decrease 992
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
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 Balmossie from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Balmossie railway station is a small railway station which 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]

Service[edit]

British Rail operated local passenger services between Dundee and Arbroath until May 1990. Since these were discontinued, most of the intermediate stations have had only a very sparse "parliamentary" service, provided so as to avoid the difficulty of formal closure procedures. Abellio ScotRail provides Balmossie with only one train a day in each direction, Mondays to Saturdays. The northbound evening departure runs through from Glasgow Queen Street, but neither it nor the morning southbound train are conveniently timed for passengers wishing to commute to Dundee.[2] Consequently, patronage of the station is currently low.

There is no Sunday service.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Broughty Ferry   Abellio 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
  2. ^ Table 229 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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