Inverurie railway station

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Inverurie National Rail
Inverurie railway station.jpg
Southbound train at Inverurie station in 2005
Location
Place Inverurie
Local authority Aberdeenshire
Coordinates 57°17′12″N 2°22′25″W / 57.2867°N 2.3737°W / 57.2867; -2.3737Coordinates: 57°17′12″N 2°22′25″W / 57.2867°N 2.3737°W / 57.2867; -2.3737
Grid reference NJ775217
Operations
Station code INR
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 0.404 million
2012/13 Increase 0.452 million
2013/14 Increase 0.502 million
2014/15 Increase 0.534 million
2015/16 Steady 0.534 million
History
Pre-grouping Great North of Scotland Railway
20 September 1854[1] Opened as Inverury
1 May 1866[1] Renamed
10 February 1902[1] Resited 805m north
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 Inverurie from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Inverurie railway station is a railway station serving the town of Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the single-track Aberdeen to Inverness Line. Also, it is the terminus for some trains on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Lines through Aberdeen as part of the Aberdeen Crossrail project. The station, Category B listed, is single storied and has a cupola with windvane.[2][3] The main building, adjacent to the car park to the west, is on platform 1 which is used for most trains at the two-platform through station.

History[edit]

The first station, then called Inverury Station, was opened on 20 September 1854 on the Great North of Scotland Railway main line which ran between Aberdeen Waterloo and Keith stations. It was situated 805 metres south of the present station.[1] In 1856 it became the junction station for the new Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway branch line to Oldmeldrum. Renamed Inverurie Station in 1866, it was replaced in 1902 with a new building with three platforms at the present location close to the Inverurie Locomotive Works which was then being built.[4] The station ceased to be a junction station in 1931 when the branch line was closed to passengers although freight traffic continued until 1966.[2][5]

Services[edit]

May 2016[edit]

  • Westbound towards Inverness
    • 11 services daily (Monday to Saturday)
    • 5 services on Sunday[6]
  • South-eastbound towards Aberdeen
    • 22 services daily (Monday to Friday, plus one additional on Saturdays only); nine continue south of Aberdeen as through train towards Stonehaven (2), Glasgow Queen Street (1) and Edinburgh Waverley (6) [7]
    • 11 services on Sunday (2 through trains to Glasgow)

Future Improvements[edit]

Service frequencies are to be improved here from 2018 as part of a timetable recast funded by Transport Scotland. A new "Aberdeen Crossrail" commuter service is to be introduced from here to Montrose, which will call at all intermediate stations en-route once per hour.[8] There will then be two departures each hour to Aberdeen, with the existing through services to Inverness, Edinburgh & Glasgow maintained or increased in number. A £170 million project to upgrade the Aberdeen to Inverness route will also see the line from Aberdeen redoubled by 2019.[9]

Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway[edit]

The branch line to Oldmeldrum was opened by the Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway company in 1856 and ran via Lethenty to Old Meldrum station (as it was then called). Fingask was opened in 1866 and the company was absorbed into the Great North of Scotland Railway also in that year. A proposed extension to the Banff, Macduff and Turriff Junction Railway was considered but this was never built. The line was closed for passengers in 1931 and for freight in 1966.[10]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Dyce   Abellio ScotRail
Aberdeen to Inverness Line
  Insch
Dyce   Abellio ScotRail
Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line
  Terminus
Dyce   Abellio ScotRail
Glasgow to Aberdeen Line
  Terminus
Historical railways
Kintore
Line open; Station closed
  Great North of Scotland Railway
GNoSR Main Line
  Inveramsay
Line open; Station closed
Terminus   Great North of Scotland Railway
Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway
  Lethenty

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Butt 1995, p. 128
  2. ^ a b "Inverurie, Station Road, Inverury Railway Station". Canmore. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Listed Buildings. "Inverurie Railway Station (Ref:46174)". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Inverurie, Old Station". Canmore. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Chronology for Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway". RAILSCOT. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  6. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 240
  7. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 229
  8. ^ "‘Rail revolution’ means 200 more services and 20,000 more seats for Scots passengers"Transport Scotland press release 15 March 2016; Retrieved 19 August 2016
  9. ^ "Aberdeen to Inverness Rail Improvement Project, Scotland"Railway-technology.com article; Retrieved 19 August 2016
  10. ^ "Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway". A History of Britain's Railways. RAILSCOT. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 

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