- Dunblane railway station
Dunblane The Dunblane station pedestrian overpass Location Place Dunblane Local authority Stirling Coordinates Coordinates: Operations Station code DBL Managed by First ScotRail Number of platforms 3 Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage 2004/05 * 0.399 million 2005/06 * 0.458 million 2006/07 * 0.466 million 2007/08 * 0.512 million 2008/09 * 0.557 million History Original company Scottish Central Railway and Dunblane, Doune and Callander Railway Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway Post-grouping LMSR National Rail - UK 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 passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dunblane from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
It has three platforms, one which serves as a terminus for trains from Glasgow (Queen Street) and Edinburgh, one which serves trains heading north to Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness. The last of the three platforms serves trains heading to Glasgow and Edinburgh, including those that terminate at Dunblane (which travel up the northbound track to the signal box, before heading back down into the station). The signal box in question now operates only the points and signals at Dunblane station.
The station is staffed by one person who runs the ticket office and does most jobs around the station. Several plants have been placed around the station by a voluntary group known as 'Dunblane in Bloom'.
- Passenger information system
- Automatic ticket machine (on Platform 1)
- Ticket office and waiting room (Mondays - Saturdays, a.m.)
- Waiting shelters and benches
- Limited car parking
- Help point
The train operating company that serves Dunblane station is First ScotRail. Trains generally leave for Edinburgh at 28 and 58 minutes past the hour, and for Glasgow Queen Street at 14 minutes past the hour, though this is supplemented by trains from the north.
Three trains from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness, 235 km (146 mi) away, stop at Dunblane and four Glasgow to Aberdeen trains per day stop there also.
Additionally, on Sundays only, the East Coast Trains service from Inverness to London Kings Cross stops at Dunblane.
Preceding station National Rail Following station Bridge of Allan First ScotRail
Gleneagles Bridge of Allan First ScotRail
Terminus Stirling First ScotRail
Highland Caledonian Sleeper
Gleneagles Historical railways Bridge of Allan
Line and Station open
Scottish Central Railway
Line open; Station closed
Terminus Dunblane, Doune and Callander Railway
Line and Station closed
First ScotRail trains serving Dunblane are all DMUs. These consist mainly of Class 158 and Class 170 sets. Some services are still operated by a Class 156. The only exception to this is the Caledonian Sleeper service from Inverness to London Euston, which is a loco hauled rake of Mk2 and Mk3 coaches.
Dunblane, Doune and Callander Railway
Dunblane used to be a junction where the present line and the Dunblane, Doune and Callander Railway diverged. This connected at Callander to the Callander and Oban Railway. The line was axed in the Beeching cuts, being formally closed on 5 November 1965.
A short section of track remains on the branch, and is used for storing track maintenance machines, or sometimes even a DMU.
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.
- Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0086-1. OCLC 22311137.
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