Golf Street railway station

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Golf Street National Rail
Golf Street railway station.jpg
Location
Place Carnoustie
Local authority Angus
Coordinates 56°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 reference NO557342
Operations
Station code GOF
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 212
2012/13 Decrease 112
2013/14 Decrease 90
2014/15 Decrease 86
2015/16 Increase 168
History
7 November 1960[1] Opened as Golf Street Halt
16 May 1983 Renamed as Golf Street
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Golf Street from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Golf Street railway station is located on Golf Street in Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland, and serves the town's western areas. The station opened in 1960[2] as Golf Street Halt before changing its name on 16 May 1983.

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. Currently (July 2016), Abellio ScotRail provides Golf Street with only one train a day in each direction, Mondays to Saturdays (there is no Sunday service).[3]

The northbound service originates at Glasgow Queen Street, but neither it nor the morning southbound train are convenient for passengers wishing to commute to/from Dundee. Consequently, 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.[4]

During the 1999 Open Championship, extra services were laid on to bring spectators to Carnoustie Golf Links, significantly boosting passenger figures for that year.[5]

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Barry Links   Abellio ScotRail
Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Carnoustie