Barry Links railway station

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Barry Links National Rail
BarryLinksRailwayStation(ValVannet)Jun2005.jpg
Location
Place Barry
Local authority Angus
Coordinates 56°29′36″N 2°44′44″W / 56.4932°N 2.7456°W / 56.4932; -2.7456Coordinates: 56°29′36″N 2°44′44″W / 56.4932°N 2.7456°W / 56.4932; -2.7456
Grid reference NO542336
Operations
Station code BYL
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2010/11 Decrease 74
2011/12 Increase 86
2012/13 Decrease 52
2013/14 Decrease 40
2014/15 Increase 60
History
Original company Dundee and Arbroath Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway
Post-grouping LMS
31 July 1851 Opened as Barry[1]
1 April 1919 Renamed as Barry Links[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 Barry Links from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
The station in 1974

Barry Links railway station is a railway station serving the village of Barry, west of Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 31 July 1851 by Dundee and Arbroath Railway, and was named Barry.[1] The station was renamed to its current name on 1 April 1919.[1]

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 busy 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 (3rd lowest in the UK), 28 in 2005/06 (3rd lowest) and 44 in 2006/07 (5th lowest). In the 2011/12 statistics, Barry Links had the 7th 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.[2]

Services[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Monifieth   Abellio ScotRail
Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Golf Street
Historical railways
Buddon
Line open; station closed
  Caledonian Railway and North British Railway
Dundee and Arbroath Railway
  Golf Street
Line and station open

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