Carnoustie railway station

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Carnoustie National Rail
Carnoustie railway station 1.jpg
Location
Place Carnoustie
Local authority Angus
Coordinates 56°30′03″N 2°42′19″W / 56.5007°N 2.7053°W / 56.5007; -2.7053Coordinates: 56°30′03″N 2°42′19″W / 56.5007°N 2.7053°W / 56.5007; -2.7053
Grid reference NO566345
Operations
Station code CAN
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.101 million
2012/13 Increase 0.108 million
2013/14 Increase 0.120 million
2014/15 Increase 0.124 million
2015/16 Steady 0.124 million
History
6 October 1838 Opened
1900 Station relocated
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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 Carnoustie from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
Platform view (1988)

Carnoustie railway station is an unstaffed railway station which serves the town of Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland. The station was opened on 6 October 1838 on the Dundee and Arbroath Railway.

Carnoustie station was extensively refurbished by Galliford Try Rail prior to the 2007 British Open Golf Championship which was held at the adjacent golf course.

Services[edit]

The station is served primarily by Abellio ScotRail trains between Glasgow Queen Street and Aberdeen. These call every two hours each way for most of the day, rising to hourly at peak times. A limited number of trains to/from Edinburgh Waverley also call during morning & evening peak periods, whilst two services start/finish here (one of which provides the 'parliamentary' token service to/from most of the local stations en route to Dundee).[1]

There is also a limited Sunday service (five per day each way in the current timetable) to Glasgow & Aberdeen.

From 2018, Transport Scotland and Scotail are planning to improve the service frequency in each direction here to hourly.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GB eNRT 2015-16 Edition, Table 229 (Network Rail)
  2. ^ Scotrail rail revolution declared as 39 carriages ‘to be retained by ScotRail’ instead of going elsewhereRail.co.uk news article 25 March 2016; Retrieved 18 August 2016
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Golf Street   Abellio ScotRail
Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line
  Arbroath
Dundee   Abellio ScotRail
Glasgow to Aberdeen Line
  Arbroath
Dundee   Caledonian Sleeper
Highland Caledonian Sleeper
  Arbroath
Historical railways
Barry
Line and Station open
  Dundee and Arbroath Railway   East Haven
Line open; Station closed