Dunfermline Town railway station

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Dunfermline Town National Rail
Dunfermline Town railway station.jpg
St Margaret's Drive entrance
Location
Place Dunfermline
Local authority Fife
Coordinates 56°04′06″N 3°27′08″W / 56.0682°N 3.4521°W / 56.0682; -3.4521Coordinates: 56°04′06″N 3°27′08″W / 56.0682°N 3.4521°W / 56.0682; -3.4521
Grid reference NT096870
Operations
Station code DFE
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 0.608 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.581 million
2013/14 Increase 0.611 million
2014/15 Increase 0.656 million
2015/16 Increase 0.727 million
History
Original company Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway
Pre-grouping North British Railway
Post-grouping LNER
5 March 1890 Opened as Dunfermline Lower[1]
1968? Renamed as Dunfermline
January 2000? Renamed as Dunfermline Town
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dunfermline Town from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Railways in and around Dunfermline
Kincardine Line Up arrow
Up arrow Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
(CR) Charlestown
Torryburn Line Junction
(CR) Netherton Goods
Charlestown Branch Junction
(D&QR) Dunfermline Lower
Dunfermline Upper (S&DR/E&NR)
Townhill Junctions
(D&QR) Rosyth
Dunfermline Queen Margaret
Halbeath (E&NR)
Dunfermline and
Queensferry Railway
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Down arrow Edinburgh and Northern Railway

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Dunfermline Town railway station is a station in the town of Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Fife Circle Line, 17 miles (27 km) north of Edinburgh Waverley.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway on 1 November 1877, named Dunfermline, Comely Park. It was rebuilt in 1889, the Down (northbound) platform being extended eastwards with a new booking office building and a new Up (southbound platform) being provided; the extended facilities were brought into use on 5 March 1890, from which date the station was known as Dunfermline Lower in contradistinction to Dunfermline Upper on the line to Stirling. After the latter station was closed in 1968, the suffix was dropped and it became known as plain Dunfermline. During the 1970s & 80s British Rail only ran a regular daytime service on the Dunfermline line between Edinburgh and as far as Cowdenbeath; Lochgelly & Cardenden were only served during the weekday business peaks, whilst the remainder of the route to Thornton Junction was freight-only (having been closed to passengers in 1969). In 1989 though, BR decided to restore the Fife circular .

In March 1998, Dalgety Bay opened, while two years later In 2000, a new station was opened in the expanding eastern suburbs of Dunfermline and given the name of Dunfermline Queen Margaret, after the nearby Queen Margaret hospital. To prevent confusion following the opening of the nearby Dunfermline Queen Margaret in 2000, the station was again renamed to Dunfermline Town. Around the same time the frequency was improved to every 30mins to Edinburgh.

Station facilities[edit]

The station can be accessed from St. Margaret's Drive. The station building is on the northbound platform. In the building is a ticket office, a toilet (accessed by key) and a kiosk. There is also a CCTV monitoring centre for stations in the east of Scotland and a taxi ordering office. There is a public phone at the entrance and there are waiting rooms on both platforms. The platforms are connected by a ramped subway, this providing an alternative access to the station from Woodmill Street on the south side. There is a taxi rank at the main entrance and station car parks on both sides of the railway. CCTV is in operation.

Train services[edit]

On Mondays to Saturdays during the daytime, there is generally a half-hourly service southbound to Edinburgh Waverley, and a half-hourly service northbound round the Fife Circle as far as Cowdenbeath, with one service continuing through Kirkcaldy, eventually coming back to Edinburgh Waverley. In the evenings the service is hourly (and terminates at Glenrothes with Thornton) There is also a daily service to and from Perth via Markinch.

In 2016 the Sunday frequency service was increased to hourly, from its pervious 2 hourly service .[2]

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Rosyth   Abellio ScotRail
Fife Circle Line
  Dunfermline Queen Margaret
Historical railways
Rosyth
Line and station open
  North British Railway
Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway and
Dunfermline Branch of E&NR
  Halbeath
Line open; station closed
  North British Railway
Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway and
Dunfermline Branch of E&NR
  Dunfermline Upper
Line and station closed
Cairneyhill
Line open; station closed
  North British Railway
Kincardine Line
  Terminus
Charlestown
Line and station closed
  North British Railway
Charlestown Railway
  Terminus


References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butt (1995), page 85
  2. ^ Table 69 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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