Aberdour railway station

Aberdour railway station is a railway station in the village of Aberdour, Fife, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Fife Circle Line.

Aberdour
Scottish Gaelic: Obar Dobhair[1]
Aberdour station
Location
PlaceAberdour
Local authorityFife
Coordinates56.0549°N 3.3005°W / 56.0549; -3.3005
Grid referenceNT190854
Operations
Station codeAUR
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14 0.127 million
2014/15 0.129 million
2015/16 0.127 million
2016/17 0.125 million
2017/18 0.135 million
History
2 June 1890Station opens
Listed status
Listing gradeCategory B
Entry numberLB3629[2]
Added to list12 July 1985
National Rail – UK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Aberdour from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

History

Opened by the North British Railway in 1890 (as part of the approach routes linking the Edinburgh and Northern Railway to the new Forth Rail Bridge),[3] it became part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the Scottish Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. When Sectorisation was introduced by British Rail, the station was served by the ScotRail sector until the Privatisation of British Railways. The station has won numerous awards for its gardens.

The station was the location of a camping coach.

Services

Aberdour is served by two trains per hour (weekday daytimes) which serve all stations between Edinburgh Waverley and Kirkcaldy. Both continue to Glenrothes with Thornton, where one terminates & returns to Edinburgh whilst the other continues around the Fife Circle Line returning to Edinburgh via Dunfermline. In the evening, the frequency drops to hourly, with most trains continuing to Dundee (though one runs to Perth instead). Sunday trains are also hourly, running round the Fife Circle.[4]

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Dalgety Bay   Abellio ScotRail
Fife Circle Line
  Burntisland

References

  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. "ABERDOUR RAILWAY STATION INCLUDING SHELTER, FOOTBRIDGE AND SIGNAL BOX". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  3. "Aberdour Line (North British Railway)"Railscot; Retrieved 1 July 2016
  4. Table 242 National Rail timetable, May 2016


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