Pitlochry railway station

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Pitlochry National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Baile Chloichridh
Scotland Pitlochry Station.jpg
Location
Place Pitlochry
Local authority Perth and Kinross
Coordinates 56°42′08″N 3°44′07″W / 56.7023°N 3.7353°W / 56.7023; -3.7353Coordinates: 56°42′08″N 3°44′07″W / 56.7023°N 3.7353°W / 56.7023; -3.7353
Grid reference NN938580
Operations
Station code PIT
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 Increase 90,618
2012/13 Increase 98,340
2013/14 Increase 0.102 million
2014/15 Increase 0.112 million
2015/16 Increase 0.121 million
History
1863 Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Pitlochry from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Pitlochry railway station serves the town of Pitlochry in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. It is served by Abellio ScotRail trains between Glasgow or Edinburgh and Inverness, the Caledonian Sleeper to/from London Euston and the daily Virgin Trains East Coast service between London King's Cross and Inverness via York and the East Coast Main Line.

The station is situated on the former Inverness and Perth Junction Railway and was opened along with the line in 1863. The newly formed Highland Railway took over in 1865.[1]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Dunkeld and Birnam   Virgin Trains East Coast
East Coast Main Line
  Blair Atholl
Dunkeld and Birnam   Abellio ScotRail
Highland Line
  Blair Atholl
Dunkeld and Birnam   Caledonian Sleeper
Highland Caledonian Sleeper
  Blair Atholl
Historical railways
Ballinluig
Line open; station closed
  Inverness and Perth Junction Railway   Killiecrankie
Line open; station closed

Services[edit]

All Highland main line services between Perth & Inverness call here (11 departures each way per day in total), providing links to both Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh Waverley as well as the daytime & sleeper services to London (the sleeper doesn't run northbound on Sundays or southbound on Saturday nights). There are seven trains each way per day each way on Sundays.[2]

From 2018, this station will be one of those to benefit from a package of timetable enhancements introduced by Transport Scotland and Scotrail. The current Perth to Inverness timetable will increase to hourly each way, with trains south of there running on alternate hours to Edinburgh & Glasgow. Journey times will also be reduced by 10 minutes to both cities.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Railscot - Inverness and Perth Junction Railway Crawford, Ewan; www.railbrit.co.uk, Retrieved 11 August 2016
  2. ^ Table 229 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  3. ^ "‘Rail revolution’ means 200 more services and 20,000 more seats for Scots passengers"Transport Scotland press release 15 March 2016; Retrieved 18 August 2016

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