Huntly railway station

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Huntly National Rail
Huntly railway station.jpg
Huntly station c.1971. The station has since been redeveloped.
Location
Place Huntly
Local authority Aberdeenshire
Coordinates 57°26′40″N 2°46′33″W / 57.4445°N 2.7758°W / 57.4445; -2.7758Coordinates: 57°26′40″N 2°46′33″W / 57.4445°N 2.7758°W / 57.4445; -2.7758
Grid reference NJ535396
Operations
Station code HNT
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03  62,001
2004/05 Increase 69,533
2005/06 Increase 70,430
2006/07 Increase 75,708
2007/08 Increase 84,223
2008/09 Increase 87,894
2009/10 Decrease 84,300
2010/11 Increase 90,010
2011/12 Increase 93,792
2012/13 Increase 94,026
2013/14 Increase 98,276
2014/15 Increase 0.104 million
History
Original company Great North of Scotland Railway
Pre-grouping Great North of Scotland Railway
Post-grouping LNER
20 September 1854 Opened[1]
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 Huntly from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Huntly railway station is a railway station serving the town of Huntly in Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Aberdeen to Inverness Line.

The original station building has been demolished and replaced with a smaller ticket office (staffed part-time) and waiting room.

A small good yard is located adjacent to the station and operated by EWS/DB Schenker. Traffic to the yard appears infrequent. A goods shed remains standing within the yard.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Great North of Scotland Railway on 20 September 1854.[1] with the commissioning of the line from the original Waterloo terminus in Aberdeen. The route onwards to Keith followed in 1856, with the through link to the new joint station at Aberdeen completed in November 1867 to connect the GNSR to the Aberdeen Railway.[2]

Services[edit]

There is a basic two-hourly frequency in each directions (with peak extras), to Inverness via Elgin northbound and Aberdeen southbound (11 trains each way in total). The first departure to Aberdeen each weekday & Saturday continues south to Edinburgh Waverley and there is a return working in the evening. On Sundays there are five trains each way, with a southbound through working to Glasgow Queen Street.[3]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Insch   Abellio ScotRail
Aberdeen to Inverness Line
  Keith
Historical railways
Rothiemay
Line open; Station closed
  Great North of Scotland Railway   Gartly
Line open; Station closed

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt (1995), page 125
  2. ^ Railscot: Chronology - Great North of Scotland Railway
  3. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 240 (Network Rail)

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