Dalmeny railway station

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Dalmeny National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Mheinidh[1]
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Dalmeny railway station in 2009. The Forth Bridge can just be seen in the distance.
Location
PlaceDalmeny
Local authorityEdinburgh
Coordinates55°59′10″N 3°22′53″W / 55.9862°N 3.3815°W / 55.9862; -3.3815Coordinates: 55°59′10″N 3°22′53″W / 55.9862°N 3.3815°W / 55.9862; -3.3815
Grid referenceNT139778
Operations
Station codeDAM
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.436 million
2014/15Increase 0.452 million
2015/16Increase 0.499 million
2016/17Increase 0.533 million
2017/18Increase 0.586 million
History
Original companyEdinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Pre-groupingNorth British Railway
Post-groupingLNER
1 March 1866Original station opened by E&GR[2]
5 March 1890E&G station closed[2]
28 April 1890NBR Forth Bridge station opened[2]
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 Dalmeny from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Dalmeny railway station is a railway station serving the towns of Dalmeny and South Queensferry, about 8 miles (13 km) west of Edinburgh city centre. It is on the Fife Circle Line, located just south of the Forth Bridge.

History[edit]

The current station is the second to serve the town. The first station was on the South Queensferry branch of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway which opened on 1 March 1866.[2][3] The North British Railway closed the original station on 5 March 1890[2] to be replaced by the existing station at the same time as the opening of the Forth Bridge.[2]

Services[edit]

The majority of trains calling at the station (4 per hour each way Mon-Sat, 2 per hour on Sundays) are part of the Fife Circle Line services, however there is a daily service between Glasgow Queen Street and Kirkcaldy that calls here and uses the line to Winchburgh Junction. The winter 2010/11 timetable extended the majority of the Fife Circle Line services to Newcraighall (at the south east end of the Edinburgh Crossrail), but since September 2015, only a few do so (working to/from Tweedbank at peak periods).[4]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Edinburgh Gateway
or South Gyle
  Abellio ScotRail
Fife Circle Line
  North Queensferry
Linlithgow   Abellio ScotRail
To Glasgow - Edinburgh Line
 
  Historical railways  
Turnhouse
Line open; station closed
  North British Railway
NBR Forth Bridge Lines
  North Queensferry
Line and station open
Philipstoun
Line open; station closed
  North British Railway
NBR Forth Bridge Lines
 
Kirkliston
Line and station closed
  North British Railway
Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
  To NBR Forth Bridge Lines

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Butt (1995), page 76
  3. ^ RAILSCOT
  4. ^ Table 242 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
  • South Queensferry Branch of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway