Monifieth railway station
|Scottish Gaelic: Monadh Fotha|
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|6 October 1838||Station opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Monifieth from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
Monifieth railway station serves the town of Monifieth near Dundee, Scotland. The station was opened on 6 October 1838 on the Dundee and Arbroath Railway. The original station buildings have since been demolished and recovered parts used for the Birkhill railway station building on the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway.
Monday to Saturday: There is an approximately hourly service in each direction, to both Edinburgh via Dundee and Kirkcaldy, and to Arbroath. This takes the daily number of services from 7 up to 28, as part of a service upgrade between Dundee and Arbroath.
Sunday: There is currently no Sunday service.
British Rail operated a local passenger service to the intermediate stations between Dundee and Arbroath until May 1990. Since these were discontinued, most of the intermediate stations have had only a very sparse service, provided so as to avoid the difficulty of formal closure procedures.
In the May 2016 timetable, a further northbound call has been provided to bring the total number of station stops here to seven. Northbound, two trains run through to Aberdeen (the first continues on to Inverness), one to Arbroath and one to Carnoustie (the latter three all originating at Glasgow Queen Street) whilst the southbound trains run to Dundee (one in the early morning) and the others through to Edinburgh (one a.m peak and one evening). No trains call here on Sundays.
2018/19 Service Improvements
Transport Scotland announced in March 2016 that Monifieth 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. This has seen a mostly hourly service in each direction to Dundee and Arbroath being introduced Mon-Sat. Nearly all southbound trains continue to Edinburgh, serving major intermediate stations en-route.
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- RAILSCOT History of Station
- Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) . "Gaelic/English Station Index". Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
- GB NRT December 2012 Edition, Table 229
- Table 229 National Rail timetable, May 2016
- "‘Rail revolution’ means 200 more services and 20,000 more seats for Scots passengers" Archived 20 August 2016 at the Wayback MachineTransport Scotland press release 15 March 2016; Retrieved 18 August 2016
- "Scotrail rail revolution declared as 39 carriages ‘to be retained by ScotRail’ instead of going elsewhereRail.co.uk article 25 March 2016; Retrieved 18 August 2016
- Table 229 National Rail timetable, December 2018
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Glasgow to Aberdeen Line
Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line
Line and Station open
|Dundee and Arbroath Railway||Buddon|
Line open; Station closed