Broughty Ferry railway station
Broughty Ferry railway station
|Local authority||Dundee City|
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||2|
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Broughty Ferry railway station serves the suburb of Broughty Ferry in Dundee, Scotland. The station was opened on 6 October 1838 on the Dundee and Arbroath Railway. When North British Railway were granted joint ownership of the line on 21 July 1879, the station buildings were gradually rebuilt until around 1900.
It is the oldest railway station in Scotland which is still in operation.
At 7:20 pm on 21 October 1991, a Dundee bound Aberdeen–London Intercity express destroyed two out of the four gates of the level crossing. The fifty passengers on board and five people in a passing car were fortunate to avoid collision when the train passed through the crossing at around 80 miles per hour. The gates had not been closed before the train passed the level crossing. Dundee District Council (now defunct) had previously postponed planning permission to modernise the gates. They were replaced by the current arrangement of four barriers in 1995, with control transferred to Dundee Signalling Centre.
Subsequent restoration of the station saw the removal of the historic footbridge, which now languishes behind the westbound platform, leaving only an underpass for those wishing to cross the line at Gray Street, or walk the short distance to another overbridge, when the barriers are lowered. The footbridge was closed to the public before the crossing was modernised.
Monday to Saturday: 16 services call at Broughty Ferry. There are 9 services Northbound, 2 of which terminate at Inverurie, 4 at Aberdeen, 1 at Arbroath and 1 at Carnoustie. There is also an early morning departure to Inverness, this service doesn't run on a Saturday. There are 7 services Southbound, 3 of which terminate at Glasgow Queen Street, 2 at Edinburgh, 1 at Perth (Monday - Thursday and early Saturday) and 2 at Dundee (1 of which on Saturday Night only). Sunday: There are 3 services Northbound, terminating at Aberdeen and 4 services southbound, 2 of which terminate at Edinburgh, 1 at Glasgow Queen Street and 1 at Perth.
- "2014 Rail Public Consultation, 7.2". 2014.
- "80 mph train misses five "by yards"". Dundee Courier and Advertiser. 1991-10-23. pp. 11, 14.
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- RailScot History of Broughty Ferry station
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line
Carnoustie on Sundays
Line open: Station closed
|Dundee and Arbroath Railway||Monifieth
Line and Station open
Line open, Station closed
Dundee and Forfar Direct Line
Line and Station closed