North Queensferry railway station

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North Queensferry National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Port na Banrighinn
170 at North Queensferry.jpg
A class 170 stands at North Queensferry, awaiting a service to Glenrothes with Thornton
Location
Place North Queensferry
Local authority Fife
Coordinates 56°00′45″N 3°23′41″W / 56.0124°N 3.3947°W / 56.0124; -3.3947Coordinates: 56°00′45″N 3°23′41″W / 56.0124°N 3.3947°W / 56.0124; -3.3947
Grid reference NT131808
Operations
Station code NQU
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 Decrease 0.133 million
2012/13 Increase 0.138 million
2013/14 Increase 0.147 million
2014/15 Increase 0.160 million
2015/16 Increase 0.164 million
History
Key dates Opened 1890 (1890)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at North Queensferry from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

North Queensferry railway station is a railway station in the village of North Queensferry, Fife, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Fife Circle Line, 11 14 miles (18.1 km) northwest of Edinburgh Waverley.

History[edit]

Although the station was not in service by the time of the opening of the Forth Bridge in March 1890, it was in use soon after. The station replaced the station at North Queensferry Pier, which had been opened in 1874 to take passengers to and from the ferry across the Forth.[1]

The station has been unstaffed since 1990, following the closure of its ticket office. The original wooden Victorian station building is still standing and its design is unique to the area.

To celebrate the Forth Bridge Centenary in 1990, a large mosaic depicting the bridge and the local area, created entirely by local residents, was unveiled at the station on Platform 2. The mosaic is now a well-known landmark on the Fife Circle line.

Services[edit]

A train to Edinburgh

Monday to Saturday daytimes four trains per hour go to Haymarket and onwards to Edinburgh Waverley southbound. Four trains per hour head towards northbound Inverkeithing and the Fife Circle. Of these, two run the full length of the circular route to Glenrothes with Thornton (one "clockwise" via Dunfermline, the other "anti-clockwise" via Kirkcaldy), one runs to Glenrothes via the coast and then terminates there and the other runs via Dunfermline to terminate at Cowdenbeath.[2]

Evenings and Sundays two trains per hour go to Edinburgh Waverley and two along the Fife Circle, one via Dunfermline and the other via Kirkcaldy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Forth Bridge Railway"Railscot; Retrieved 1 July 2016
  2. ^ Table 242 National Rail timetable, May 2016
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Dalmeny   Abellio ScotRail
Fife Circle Line
  Inverkeithing