Invergowrie railway station

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Invergowrie National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Inbhir Ghobhraidh[1]
Invergowrie rail station.jpg
Location
PlaceInvergowrie
Local authorityPerth and Kinross
Coordinates56°27′23″N 3°03′28″W / 56.4563°N 3.0578°W / 56.4563; -3.0578Coordinates: 56°27′23″N 3°03′28″W / 56.4563°N 3.0578°W / 56.4563; -3.0578
Grid referenceNO349298
Operations
Station codeING
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 4,674
2014/15Decrease 4,404
2015/16Decrease 4,292
2016/17Increase 4,308
2017/18Increase 6,096
History
Original companyDundee and Perth Railway
Pre-groupingCaledonian Railway
Post-groupingLMS
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 Invergowrie from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Invergowrie railway station is an unstaffed halt which serves the village of Invergowrie west of the city of Dundee, Scotland on the north bank of the Firth of Tay.

It was built by the Dundee and Perth Railway, a constituent company of the Scottish Central Railway and later the Caledonian Railway and opened in 1848. It has been threatened with closure on several occasions since the 1950s, narrowly avoiding the Beeching Axe and being reprieved again by British Rail in 1985 (unlike neighbouring Errol, which closed in September that year).

The c1900 footbridge is category C listed.[2]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Perth   Abellio ScotRail
Glasgow to Aberdeen Line
  Dundee
  Historical railways  
Longforgan
Line open; Station closed
  Dundee and Perth Railway
Caledonian Railway
  Ninewells
Line open; Station closed

Services (2016)[edit]

Only a certain number of trains are booked to call here (currently 13) on the line from Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee. These are mostly limited to the morning & evening business peaks.[3]

There is no Sunday service.

Transport Scotland announced in March 2016 that Invergowrie would be one of several stations to benefit from a timetable upgrade that will see 200 additional services introduced across the Scotrail network from 2018.[4][5] The existing irregular Glasgow - Dundee regional service that calls here will be increased to run hourly through the day.

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. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "INVERGOWRIE STATION ROAD, INVERGOWRIE STATION, FOOTBRIDGE OVER RAILWAY (LB13458)". Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  3. ^ Table 229 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  4. ^ "‘Rail revolution’ means 200 more services and 20,000 more seats for Scots passengers" Archived 2016-08-20 at the Wayback MachineTransport Scotland press release 15 March 2016; Retrieved 18 August 2016
  5. ^ "Scotrail rail revolution declared as 39 carriages ‘to be retained by ScotRail’ instead of going elsewhere" Rail.co.uk article 25 March 2016; Retrieved 18 August 2016

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