Barry Links railway station
|Scottish Gaelic: Machair Bharraidh|
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Dundee and Arbroath Railway|
|31 July 1851||Opened as Barry|
|1 April 1919||Renamed as Barry Links|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Barry Links from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line. In 2017/18 it was the second least-used station in the United Kingdom with only 52 passenger entries/exits during the year.
In the Strategic Rail Authority's 2002/03 financial year, only three fare-paying people (excluding season ticket holders) boarded trains at Barry Links station, and five disembarked, making it the least-used station in the United Kingdom, tied with Gainsborough Central. Since then, there has been a modest increase in passenger numbers: 26 entries/exits in 2004/05 (third lowest in the UK), 28 in 2005/06 (third lowest) and 44 in 2006/07 (fifth lowest). In the 2011/12 statistics, Barry Links had the seventh lowest passenger numbers. The low numbers reflect the fact that the current service (May 2015 timetable) is very sparse – only two trains per day in total stop at the station (one each way, Mondays to Saturdays only), limiting use and growth. In the 2016/17 statistics, Barry Links again became the least used station in Britain, receiving only 24 entries and exits. In the May 2019 timetable change the service will double now receiving two southbound trains in the morning and two northbound trains in the evening.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line
Glasgow to Aberdeen Line
Line open; station closed
|Caledonian Railway and North British Railway
Dundee and Arbroath Railway
Line and station open
- Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
- Butt, page 28
- GB National Rail Timetable 229 - Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street - Perth, Inverness, Dundee, Aberdeen, Dyce and Inverurie, May - December 2015Network Rail; Retrieved 18-08-2015
- "Scottish railway station is least used in Britain". BBC News. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
- Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) . Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
- 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 978-1-85260-508-7. 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 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
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