Dalgety Bay railway station

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Dalgety Bay National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Bàgh Dhealgadaidh[1]
Dalgety Bay Railway Station - geograph.org.uk - 599243.jpg
Location
PlaceDalgety Bay
Local authorityFife
Coordinates56°02′32″N 3°22′02″W / 56.0423°N 3.3672°W / 56.0423; -3.3672Coordinates: 56°02′32″N 3°22′02″W / 56.0423°N 3.3672°W / 56.0423; -3.3672
Grid referenceNT149841
Operations
Station codeDAG
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Increase 0.308 million
2015/16Increase 0.341 million
2016/17Decrease 0.315 million
2017/18Increase 0.323 million
2018/19Decrease 0.306 million
History
2 March 1942Donibristle Halt opened close to Dalgety Bay[2]
1959Donibristle Halt closed
27 March 1998Dalgety bay opened[3]
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 Dalgety Bay from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Dalgety Bay railway station serves the town of Dalgety Bay in Fife, Scotland. Lying on the Fife Circle and Edinburgh to Aberdeen lines, it is managed by Abellio ScotRail. It is currently the nearest railway station to Fordell Firs Camp site, the Scottish national headquarters for The Scout Association in Scotland, part of Scouting in Scotland.

History[edit]

The station is built close to the former station Donibristle Halt, opened in 1942 [4] (closed 1959) as part of the Aberdour Line by the North British Railway, and named for the Earl of Moray's estate of Donibristle on which it stood. It is also close to the line of the former Fordell Railway, which operated from 1770 to 1946 and passed below the main line to the east of the station.

Facilities[edit]

The station is unstaffed and has two platforms, connected by a footbridge which is accessible via ramps or steps. The station is equipped with shelters on both platforms, with a self-service ticket machine located in the shelter on Platform 1.

Services[edit]

2008[edit]

Services are given in National Rail Timetable 242. There is a basic 30 minute service, with alternate trains serving Kirkcaldy and the Fife Circle route via Cowdenbeath to Edinburgh. Kirkcaldy services are periodically extended to Dundee.[5]

2016[edit]

The same 30-minute base service remains, but daytime trains all now run beyond Kirkcaldy to Glenrothes with Thornton northbound. One of the two terminates there, whilst the other returns to Edinburgh via Cowdenbeath. In the evening trains run hourly and mostly run to Dundee or Perth, whilst on Sundays they run to Glenrothes & back to Edinburgh.[6]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Inverkeithing   Abellio ScotRail
Fife Circle Line
  Aberdour
  Historical railways  
Inverkeithing   Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway
North British Railway
  Aberdour
Aberdour Line
North British Railway
Rosyth Halt   Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway
North British Railway
 

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. "Gaelic/English Station Index". Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. ^ http://www.nbrstudygroup.co.uk/nbr/pdfs/station_list.pdf
  3. ^ "New £1.5 million railway station puts public transport links on track". Retrieved 25 February 2008.
  4. ^ http://www.nbrstudygroup.co.uk/nbr/pdfs/station_list.pdf
  5. ^ "Edinburgh ↔ Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Markinch" (PDF). Retrieved 25 February 2008.
  6. ^ Table 242 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.