Bridge of Allan railway station

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Bridge of Allan National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Drochaid Ailein[1]
Bridge of Allan railway station, Sterling. View from the road overbridge.jpg
The station after electrification, looking south towards Stirling
Location
PlaceBridge of Allan
Local authorityStirling
Coordinates56°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 referenceNS785977
Operations
Station codeBEA
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.259 million
2014/15Increase 0.275 million
2015/16Increase 0.279 million
2016/17Decrease 0.271 million
2017/18Increase 0.289 million
History
Original companyScottish Central Railway
Pre-groupingCaledonian Railway
Post-groupingLMS
22 May 1848[2]Original station opened
1 November 1965[2]Original station closed to passengers
13 May 1985[2]New station opened to the south of the original site
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 Bridge of Allan from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Bridge of Allan railway station is a railway station located in the town of Bridge of Allan, north of Stirling, Scotland. It lies 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, built by the Scottish Central Railway, was situated to the north of the A9 road and opened on 22 May 1848.[2] 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[2] the station was closed.

The new station, immediately to the south of the A9, was opened on 13 May 1985.[2] 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).[3] 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 Edinburgh–Dunblane line took place in 2018, which resulted in the DMUs used on this line being 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. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Butt 1995, p. 43.
  3. ^ GB eNRT December 2015 Edition, Table 230

Sources[edit]

  • Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. 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.

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