Dunkeld and Birnam railway station

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Dunkeld and Birnam National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Chailleann is Braonan
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Location
Place Dunkeld
Local authority Perth and Kinross
Coordinates 56°33′25″N 3°34′42″W / 56.5569°N 3.5783°W / 56.5569; -3.5783Coordinates: 56°33′25″N 3°34′42″W / 56.5569°N 3.5783°W / 56.5569; -3.5783
Grid reference NO030416
Operations
Station code DKD
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 26,506
2012/13 Increase 27,862
2013/14 Increase 29,924
2014/15 Increase 31,050
2015/16 Increase 32,022
History
1856 Opened
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 Dunkeld and Birnam from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Dunkeld and Birnam railway station serves the towns of Dunkeld and Birnam in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. It is located on the Highland Main Line, 13 miles north of Perth and is the first stop on the line north of there.

History[edit]

The station opened in April 1856, as the terminus of the Perth and Dunkeld Railway from Stanley Junction (on the Scottish Midland Junction Railway). Seven years later, it became a through station when the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway opened its line to Inverness via Pitlochry and Forres (the I&PJR had taken over the Perth & Dunkeld company that year - prior to this, the SMJR had worked the line).[1]

Services[edit]

There are 8 departures to Inverness and 11 to Perth each weekday, with trains to the south going to either Glasgow Queen Street or Edinburgh Waverley.[2]

On Sundays only, the Virgin Trains East Coast "Highland Chieftain" service calls southbound only en route to London King's Cross; there are 4 trains per day to Inverness and 4 trains per day to Edinburgh Waverley in total.

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Perth   Virgin Trains East Coast
East Coast Main Line
  Pitlochry
Perth   Abellio ScotRail
Highland Line
  Pitlochry
Perth   Caledonian Sleeper
Highland Caledonian Sleeper
  Pitlochry
Historical railways
Rohallion
Line open; station closed
  Perth and Dunkeld Railway   Connection to
Inverness and Perth
Junction Railway
Connection to
Perth and Dunkeld Railway
  Inverness and Perth Junction Railway   Dalguise
Line open; station closed

Services are provided by Abellio ScotRail, Caledonian Sleeper and Virgin Trains East Coast.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Railscot - Perth and Dunkeld Railway" Crawford, Ewan; Railbrit.co.uk; Retrieved 11 August 2016
  2. ^ Table 229 National Rail timetable, May 2016