Bridge of Allan railway station

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Bridge of Allan National Rail
Bridge of Allan railway station.jpg
Location
Place Bridge of Allan
Local authority Stirling
Coordinates 56°09′24″N 3°57′26″W / 56.1566°N 3.9573°W / 56.1566; -3.9573Coordinates: 56°09′24″N 3°57′26″W / 56.1566°N 3.9573°W / 56.1566; -3.9573
Grid reference NS785977
Operations
Station code BEA
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 0.231 million
2011/12 Increase 0.243 million
2012/13 Increase 0.248 million
2013/14 Increase 0.259 million
2014/15 Increase 0.275 million
History
Original company Scottish Central Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway
Post-grouping LMS
22 May 1848[1] Original station opened
1 November 1965[1] Original station closed to passengers
13 May 1985[1] New station opened to the south of the original site
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bridge of Allan from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Bridge of Allan railway station is located in Scotland between Stirling and Dunblane on the Highland Main Line, Glasgow to Aberdeen Line and Edinburgh to Dunblane Line.

History[edit]

The station in 1974

The original station was built by the Scottish Central Railway was situated to the north of the A9 road and opened on 22 May 1848.[1] The small station yard on the east (southbound) side of the line, long disused, has been used for new residential accommodation, and the old station house also remains in residential use. On 1 November 1965[1] the station was closed.

The new station, immediately to the south of the A9, was opened on 13 May 1985.[1] This has allowed better facilities for car parking to be provided. Reopening by British Rail followed an increase in population and employment in the area, partly due to the relatively new University of Stirling situated to the east of Bridge of Allan.

Services[edit]

It is served by three trains per hour in each direction to Stirling and Dunblane. Southbound trains continue to either Edinburgh Waverley (half-hourly) or Glasgow Queen Street (hourly, with some peak extras).[2] A limited number of northbound trains continue beyond Dunblane to either Dundee or Inverness. On Sundays, there is an hourly service in each direction on the Edinburgh to Dunblane route but there are no direct trains to/from Glasgow.

Train services are operated by ScotRail, consisting mainly of Class 158 or Class 170 diesel multiple units, and occasionally a Class 156. The station is equipped with a passenger information system and waiting shelters.

Electrification of the Glasgow/Edinburgh - Stirling - Dunblane section is due to take place by 2018, which will see the DMUs currently in use here replaced by electric rolling stock.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Stirling   Abellio ScotRail
Edinburgh to Dunblane Line
  Dunblane
Stirling   Abellio ScotRail
Croy Line
  Dunblane
Historical railways
Stirling
Line and station open
  Scottish Central Railway
Caledonian Railway
  Dunblane
Line and Station open

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Butt 1995, p. 43.
  2. ^ GB eNRT December 2015 Edition, Table 230

Sources[edit]

  • 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 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.