Barry Links railway station
|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.|
|UK Railways portal|
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. It is currently the Least used station in The UK with only 24 recorded passengers in 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 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. In the 2016-17 statistics, Barry Links again became the least used station in Britain, receiving only 24 entries and exits.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line
Line open; station closed
|Caledonian Railway and North British Railway
Dundee and Arbroath Railway
Line and station open
- 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.
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- TeeTime Scotland
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