Dunfermline Queen Margaret railway station
|Dunfermline Queen Margaret|
A view looking west towards Dunfermline Town station
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||ScotRail / Railtrack|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dunfermline Queen Margaret from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Dunfermline Queen Margaret railway station is a railway station in the town of Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Fife Circle Line, 18 1⁄2 miles (29.8 km) north of Edinburgh Waverley. The station takes its name from the nearby Queen Margaret Hospital. It is the longest railway station name in Scotland.
The station was opened on 26 January 2000 by Railtrack and the former National Express franchisee, ScotRail. It is located at the east side of the former triangular junction formed by Touch North, Touch South and Townhill Junctions (where the now closed Stirling and Dunfermline Railway to Stirling via Alloa diverged), and serves the eastern side of Dunfermline. Passengers can only purchase tickets using a machine at the station. There is no ticket office or newsagents and only a small covered waiting area, although there is a fairly large car park with 93 spaces and two electric vehicle charging points.
Monday to Saturday daytimes there is generally a half-hourly service southbound to Edinburgh and an hourly service northbound towards Kirkcaldy (and back to Edinburgh) on the Fife Circle Line.
Evenings there is an hourly service in each direction and on Sundays two-hourly.
On Mondays to Saturdays during the daytime, there is generally a half-hourly service southbound to Dunfermline centre (continuing on to Edinburgh Waverley), and a half-hourly service eastbound round the Fife Circle through Kirkcaldy, eventually coming back to Edinburgh Waverley. In the evenings the service is hourly in each direction and on Sundays two-hourly.
There is a half-hourly service to/from Edinburgh (southbound) & Cowdenbeath (northbound) with hourly extensions to Glenrothes with Thornton and back along the coast. An hourly service operates in the evening (to Glenrothes only) and on Sundays (full circular service northbound).
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Dunfermline Town||Abellio ScotRail
Fife Circle Line
- Table 242 National Rail timetable, December 2016
- 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.
- RAILSCOT on Dunfermline Branch of Edinburgh and Northern Railway
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