Portlethen railway station

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Portlethen National Rail
Portlethen railway station.jpg
Location
Place Portlethen
Local authority Aberdeenshire
Coordinates 57°03′41″N 2°07′41″W / 57.0614°N 2.1280°W / 57.0614; -2.1280Coordinates: 57°03′41″N 2°07′41″W / 57.0614°N 2.1280°W / 57.0614; -2.1280
Grid reference NO923967
Operations
Station code PLN
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 19,078
2012/13 Increase 28,000
2013/14 Increase 48,174
2014/15 Increase 57,152
2015/16 Decrease 56,324
History
1 April 1850 Opened
11 June 1956 Closed
17 May 1985 Reopened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Portlethen from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Portlethen railway station serves the town of Portlethen in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The station was opened on 1 April 1850. After closure in 1956, the station was reopened nearly 30 years later on 17 May 1985.

Station usage[edit]

In the year 2004-2005, Portlethen station attracted just under 11,000 (combined entry/exit) passengers,[clarification needed] including 3,746 (combined entry/exit) season ticket journeys. By 2006-07, the annual number of passengers had increased to over 21,000 and by 2012-13 carried around 28,000 passengers per year. In 2014/15 that had increased to 57,152.

Portlethen had a somewhat limited service, with trains only calling early in the morning and evening peaks and at night times with large gaps at certain times during the day, but an improved timetable has accounted for much of the growth in recent years. In the May 2016 timetable, there are 9 northbound and 11 southbound departures on Mondays to Saturdays and 5 each way on Sundays.[1] Trains run southbound to both Glasgow Queen Street via Perth and Edinburgh Waverley, though certain evening trains only run as far as Stonehaven.

Future Improvements[edit]

Service frequencies are to be improved here from 2018 as part of a timetable recast funded by Transport Scotland. A new "Aberdeen Crossrail" commuter service is to be introduced between Montrose and Inverurie, which will call here and the other intermediate stations en-route once per hour in each direction.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GB National Rail Timetable, May - December 2016 Edition, Table 229
  2. ^ "‘Rail revolution’ means 200 more services and 20,000 more seats for Scots passengers"Transport Scotland press release 15 March 2016; Retrieved 19 August 2016
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Stonehaven   Abellio ScotRail
Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line
  Aberdeen
Stonehaven   Abellio ScotRail
Glasgow to Aberdeen Line
  Aberdeen
Historical railways
Newtonhill
Line open; Station closed
  Aberdeen Railway   Cove Bay
Line open; Station closed