Pitlochry railway station

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Pitlochry National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Baile Chloichridh[1]
2018 at Pitlochry station - forecourt.JPG
Location
PlacePitlochry
Local authorityPerth and Kinross
Coordinates56°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 referenceNN938580
Operations
Station codePIT
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.102 million
2014/15Increase 0.112 million
2015/16Increase 0.121 million
2016/17Steady 0.121 million
2017/18Increase 0.125 million
History
1863Opened
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 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 London North Eastern Railway 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 (I&PJR) and was opened along with the line in 1863. The I&PJR amalgamated with other railways to create the Highland Railway in 1865.[2]

The station is 28 miles 21 chains (45.5 km) from Perth, and has a passing loop 25 chains (500 m) long, flanked by two platforms. Platform 1 on the up (southbound) line can accommodate trains having eight coaches, whereas platform 2 on the down (northbound) line can hold eleven.[3]

Services[edit]

An Abellio ScotRail Class 170 calls with an Inverness to Edinburgh service

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 and 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.[4]

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.[5]

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

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. ^ Railscot - Inverness and Perth Junction Railway Crawford, Ewan; www.railbrit.co.uk, Retrieved 11 August 2016
  3. ^ Brailsford 2017, map 19B.
  4. ^ Table 229 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  5. ^ "‘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