Golf Street railway station
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|7 November 1960||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 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).
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.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Barry Links||Abellio ScotRail
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