Blair Atholl railway station

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Blair Atholl National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Blàr Athall
Blair Atholl station.jpg
General view, looking south
Location
Place Blair Atholl
Local authority Perth and Kinross
Coordinates 56°45′55″N 3°50′59″W / 56.7653°N 3.8496°W / 56.7653; -3.8496Coordinates: 56°45′55″N 3°50′59″W / 56.7653°N 3.8496°W / 56.7653; -3.8496
Grid reference NN870652
Operations
Station code BLA
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 Increase 13,948
2011/12 Decrease 12,608
2012/13 Increase 14,280
2013/14 Decrease 14,084
2014/15 Increase 16,062
History
1863 Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Blair Atholl from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Blair Atholl railway station is a railway station serving the town of Blair Atholl, Perth and Kinross, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Highland Main Line. The station was opened by the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway in September 1863 and is located at the northern end of the single track portion of the route from Stanley Junction. Beyond here the line is double track as far as Dalwhinnie.[1]

The disused goods yard and associated pointwork still exist, though overgrown. The goods yard is located next to the northbound platform.

Services[edit]

8 northbound and 6 southbound services (including one that originates here) call on weekdays & Saturdays, along with the Caledonian Sleeper to from London Euston (pickup only southbound Sunday to Friday, set down only northbound Mondays to Saturdays). A reduced service operates on Sundays.[2]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Pitlochry   Virgin Trains East Coast
Highland Main Line
  Newtonmore
Pitlochry   Abellio ScotRail
Highland Main Line
  Dalwhinnie
Pitlochry   Caledonian Sleeper
Highland Caledonian Sleeper
  Dalwhinnie
Historical railways
Killiecrankie
Line open; station closed
  Inverness and Perth Junction Railway   Black Island Platform
Line open; station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Railscot - Inverness and Perth Junction Railway Crawford, Ewan; Railbrit.co.uk; Retrieved 11 August 2016
  2. ^ Table 229 National Rail timetable, May 2016