North Queensferry railway station

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North Queensferry

Scottish Gaelic: Port na Banrighinn[1]
National Rail
170 at North Queensferry.jpg
A class 170 stands at North Queensferry, awaiting a service to Glenrothes with Thornton
LocationNorth Queensferry, Fife
Scotland
Coordinates56°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 referenceNT131808
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeNQU
History
Opened1890
Passengers
2015/16Increase 0.164 million
2016/17Decrease 0.156 million
2017/18Increase 0.171 million
2018/19Decrease 0.163 million
2019/20Decrease 0.155 million
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

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 opened on 1 July 1890.[2] The station replaced the station at North Queensferry Pier, which had been opened in 1877 to take passengers to and from the ferry across the Forth.[3]

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.[4]

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. ^ 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. ^ Railway Passenger Stations by M.Quick page 320
  3. ^ "Forth Bridge Railway"Railscot; Retrieved 1 July 2016
  4. ^ Table 242 National Rail timetable, May 2016
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Dalmeny   Abellio ScotRail
Fife Circle Line
  Inverkeithing