Golf Street railway station

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Golf Street

Scottish Gaelic: Sràid a' Ghoilf[1]
National Rail
Golf-Street-Station-Aug2019.jpg
General information
LocationCarnoustie, Angus
Scotland
Coordinates56°29′53″N 2°43′12″W / 56.4980°N 2.7200°W / 56.4980; -2.7200Coordinates: 56°29′53″N 2°43′12″W / 56.4980°N 2.7200°W / 56.4980; -2.7200
Grid referenceNO557342
Managed byScotRail
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeGOF[2]
Key dates
7 November 1960[3]Opened as Golf Street Halt
16 May 1983Renamed as Golf Street
Passengers
2017/18Increase 268
2018/19Increase 280
2019/20Increase 964
2020/21Decrease 114
2021/22Increase 518
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Golf Street railway station is located on Golf Street in Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland, and serves the town's central areas. It is sited 9 miles 70 chains (15.9 km) from the former Dundee East station, on the Dundee to Aberdeen line, between Barry Links and Carnoustie.[4] ScotRail, who manage the station, operate all services.

History[edit]

The station opened in 1960[3] as Golf Street Halt before changing its name on 16 May 1983.[citation needed]

Location[edit]

The station is the nearest to the Carnoustie Golf Links. During the 1999 Open Championship, extra services were laid on to bring spectators to the course, significantly boosting passenger figures for that year.[citation needed]

Facilities[edit]

Facilities are incredibly low at Golf Street, consisting of just two benches (one on each platform) and a shelter on platform 2. Both platforms have step-free access.[5] As there are no facilities to purchase tickets, passengers must buy one in advance, or from the guard on the train.

Passenger volume[edit]

Patronage of the station is currently very low. In the Strategic Rail Authority's 2002/3 financial year, only nine people (excluding season ticket holders) paid fares at Golf Street station, with nine disembarking, making it the third least busy station in the United Kingdom, after Gainsborough Central and neighbouring Barry Links. In 2005/06 there were 65 passenger entries/exits at the station (9th lowest in the UK), but this dropped to 38 (4th lowest) in 2006/07.

Passenger Volume at Golf Street[6]
2002-03 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Entries and exits 18 30 65 38 135 136 190 122 212 112 90 86 168 104 268 280 964 114

The statistics cover twelve month periods that start in April.

Services[edit]

British Rail operated local passenger services between Dundee and Arbroath until May 1990. Since these were discontinued, most of the intermediate stations have had only a very sparse ("parliamentary") service, provided so as to avoid the difficulty of formal closure procedures. As of May 2022, there is a total of four trains per day (two in each direction): southbound, there is an 06:15 to Dundee and an 07:51 to Glasgow Queen Street, whilst northbound there is an 18:14 and an 18:51, both to Arbroath. There is no Sunday service.[7]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Barry Links   ScotRail
Dundee–Aberdeen line
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Carnoustie

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. "Gaelic/English Station Index". Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
  2. ^ Deaves, Phil. "Railway Codes". railwaycodes.org.uk. Retrieved 27 September 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Bridge, Mike, ed. (2017). TRACKatlas of Mainland Britain: A Comprehensive Geographic Atlas Showing the Rail Network of Great Britain (3rd ed.). Sheffield: Platform 5 Publishing Ltd. p. 95. ISBN 978-1909431-26-3.
  5. ^ "National Rail Enquiries -". www.nationalrail.co.uk. Retrieved 18 August 2022.
  6. ^ "Estimates of station usage | ORR Data Portal". dataportal.orr.gov.uk. Retrieved 18 August 2022.
  7. ^ eNRT May 2022 Edition, Table 214

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