Cupar railway station

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Cupar National Rail
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Cupar railway station
Location
Place Cupar
Local authority Fife
Coordinates 56°19′03″N 3°00′31″W / 56.3174°N 3.0087°W / 56.3174; -3.0087Coordinates: 56°19′03″N 3°00′31″W / 56.3174°N 3.0087°W / 56.3174; -3.0087
Grid reference NO376143
Operations
Station code CUP
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 Decrease 0.197 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.191 million
2013/14 Increase 0.194 million
2014/15 Increase 0.199 million
2015/16 Increase 0.212 million
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Cupar from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Cupar railway station is a railway station that serves the town of Cupar in Fife, Scotland. The station has two platforms, of which the southbound one (for trains to Edinburgh) is now wheelchair accessible. Services are provided by Abellio ScotRail and CrossCountry.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Edinburgh and Northern Railway in 1847 as the temporary northern terminus of the Tayport branch of their route along the Fife Coast. The line northwards to Tayport (for the ferry link to Dundee) was completed in 1850 and through running to Dundee over the first Tay Bridge began in 1878.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 23 October 1899, an express passenger train was in collision with a cattle train. One person was killed.[1]
  • On 4 July 1988 a cement train derailed demolishing the bridge which carries the B940 over the railway.[citation needed]

Services[edit]

Weekday timetable

CrossCountry: CrossCountry operate three daily (Mon-Sat) services out of Dundee, calling at Cupar. Two of these are through trains to Plymouth via Leeds & Birmingham New Street, one of which continues to Penzance. The other is a late evening train that terminates at Edinburgh.

They also operate two northbound services to Dundee, one of which continues through to Aberdeen.[2]

ScotRail:[3]

1 tph to Edinburgh via Kirkcaldy, Inverkeithing and Haymarket.

3 tpd to Inverurie via Leuchars, Dundee, Arbroath, Montrose, Stonehaven, Aberdeen and Dyce. 1 tpd extended to Inverness in the evening (connections are otherwise available at Dundee).

1 tph to Dundee via Leuchars.

1 tpd to Carnoustie, via Leuchars, Dundee, Broughty Ferry, Balmossie, Monifieth, Barry Links and Golf Street.

Sunday services operate every two hours each way to Edinburgh & Dundee, with some extra evening trains.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Springfield   Abellio ScotRail
Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line
  Leuchars
Ladybank   CrossCountry
Cross Country Network
  Leuchars
Station approach (1988)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Trevena, Arthur (1981). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 2. Redruth: Atlantic Books. p. 9. ISBN 0-906899-03-6. 
  2. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 51 (Network Rail)
  3. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 229 (Network Rail)