Monifieth railway station

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Monifieth National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Monadh Fotha[1]
Monifieth railway station in 2008.jpg
Location
PlaceMonifieth
Local authorityAngus
Coordinates56°28′48″N 2°49′03″W / 56.4799°N 2.8175°W / 56.4799; -2.8175Coordinates: 56°28′48″N 2°49′03″W / 56.4799°N 2.8175°W / 56.4799; -2.8175
Grid referenceNO497322
Operations
Station codeMON
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 3,122
2014/15Increase 4,680
2015/16Increase 6,654
2016/17Decrease 5,830
2017/18Increase 5,942
History
6 October 1838Station opened
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 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.

Services[edit]

Current Services[edit]

2018/19[edit]

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.

Past[edit]

1990s[edit]

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.

2012[edit]

In July 2012, First ScotRail announced that they were increasing the number of services calling here from 2 per day to 6 per day from the December timetable change.[2]

2016[edit]

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.[3]

2018/19 Service Improvements[edit]

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.[4][5] 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.[6]

Sources[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
  • RAILSCOT History of Station

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. ^ GB NRT December 2012 Edition, Table 229
  3. ^ Table 229 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  4. ^ "‘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
  5. ^ "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
  6. ^ Table 229 National Rail timetable, December 2018
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Balmossie   Abellio ScotRail
Glasgow to Aberdeen Line
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Barry Links
  Abellio ScotRail
Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line
Mondays-Saturdays only
 
  Historical railways  
Broughty Ferry
Line and Station open
  Dundee and Arbroath Railway   Buddon
Line open; Station closed