Glasgow–Aberdeen line

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Glasgow–Aberdeen line
Invergowrie railway station 1.jpg
The railway at Invergowrie near Dundee
Overview
Type Heavy rail
System National Rail
Status Operational
Locale Glasgow
Angus
Aberdeenshire
Scotland
Termini Glasgow Queen Street
Aberdeen
Stations 24
Operation
Owner Network Rail
Operator(s) Abellio ScotRail
CrossCountry
Virgin Trains East Coast
Technical
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Operating speed 100mph
Glasgow–Aberdeen line
Up arrow Aberdeen–Inverness line
Aberdeen
(NorthLink ferry to Orkney and Shetland)
Portlethen
Stonehaven
Laurencekirk
Montrose
Arbroath
Carnoustie
Golf Street
Barry Links
Monifieth
Balmossie
Broughty Ferry
Dundee
Tay Railway Bridge
over River Tay
Down arrow Edinburgh–Aberdeen line
Invergowrie
UpperLeft arrow Highland Main Line
Perth
Up arrow Edinburgh–Aberdeen line
Moncrieffe Tunnel
Ladybank
LowerRight arrow Edinburgh–Aberdeen line
Gleneagles
Dunblane
Bridge of Allan
Right arrow Croy Line (to Alloa)
Stirling
Larbert
Right arrow Edinburgh–Dunblane line
Right arrow Glasgow–Edinburgh line
Right arrow Cumbernauld Line
Croy
Lenzie
Bishopbriggs
Left arrow West Highland Line
Right arrow Cumbernauld Line
Glasgow Queen Street
(Glasgow Subway Buchanan Street)

The Glasgow–Aberdeen line is a railway line linking Glasgow with Aberdeen via Stirling, Perth and Dundee.

Route[edit]

Most of the route is shared with other services:

Historical route[edit]

The route comprises the following historical railway lines:

Services[edit]

From December 2008[edit]

There is generally an hourly service throughout the day between Glasgow and Aberdeen. In the current (May 2016) timetable, there are also a few additional services between Glasgow & Dundee which offer connections at the latter for stations further north.[1]

Three trains work north of Aberdeen as part of the Crossrail project – one each southbound from Inverurie and Dyce and a northbound service to Dyce.

Aberdeen Crossrail has increased the number of services stopping at Dyce with connections for Aberdeen Airport.[2]

Future[edit]

ScotRail has mentioned plans for an additional hourly service from Glasgow to Arbroath.[3] This would improve service frequencies for smaller stations on the line, such as Gleneagles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Table 229 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  2. ^ "NESTRANS welcomes north-east rail timetable changes". NESTRANS. 2008-12-11. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  3. ^ "Scotrail "Meet The Managers" January 2009". First Scotrail. Archived from the original on 2009-03-30. Retrieved 2009-04-02. 

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