Dalmeny railway station

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Dalmeny National Rail
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Dalmeny railway station in 2009. The Forth Bridge can just be seen in the distance.
Location
Place Dalmeny
Local authority Edinburgh
Coordinates 55°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 reference NT139778
Operations
Station code DAM
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 0.356 million
2012/13 Increase 0.395 million
2013/14 Increase 0.436 million
2014/15 Increase 0.452 million
2015/16 Increase 0.499 million
History
Original company Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Pre-grouping North British Railway
Post-grouping LNER
1 March 1866 Original station opened by E&GR[1]
5 March 1890 E&G station closed[1]
28 April 1890 NBR Forth Bridge station opened[1]
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.
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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.[1][2] The North British Railway closed the original station on 5 March 1890[1] to be replaced by the existing station at the same time as the opening of the Forth Bridge.[1]

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).[3]

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. ^ a b c d e f Butt (1995), page 76
  2. ^ RAILSCOT
  3. ^ Table 242 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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