Inverurie railway station

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Inverurie National Rail
Inverurie
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 First ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03  0.110 million
2004/05 Increase 0.128 million
2005/06 Increase 0.154 million
2006/07 Increase 0.176 million
2007/08 Increase 0.195 million
2008/09 Increase 0.224 million
2009/10 Increase 0.292 million
2010/11 Increase 0.346 million
2011/12 Increase 0.404 million
2012/13 Increase 0.452 million
2013/14 Increase 0.502 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
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Inverurie from Office of Rail Regulation 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 First 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 the platform used for most trains at the two-platform through station. According to Office of Rail Regulation data Inverurie is only one of four stations in the UK which gets annual usage of over half a million journeys with just an hourly service (Blackrod, Bromsgrove and Knutsford being the other 3 stations.)[4][5]

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.[6] 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][7]

Services[edit]

May 2012[edit]

  • Westbound towards Inverness
    • 11 services daily (Monday to Saturday)
    • 5 services on Sunday

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.[8]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Dyce   First ScotRail
Aberdeen to Inverness Line
  Insch
Dyce   First ScotRail
Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line
  Terminus
Dyce   First 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, Statiion 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. ^ http://orr.gov.uk/statistics/published-stats/station-usage-estimates
  5. ^ http://www.networkrail.co.uk/aspx/3828.aspx
  6. ^ "Inverurie, Old Station". Canmore. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Chronology for Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway". RAILSCOT. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway". A History of Britain's Railways. RAILSCOT. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 

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