|Place Bridge of Allan|
Station code BEA
2011/12 0.243 million
Number of platforms 2
Original company Scottish Central Railway
|Grid reference NS785977|
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
2012/13 0.248 million
|Address Bridge of Allan, Stirling FK9 4NA, United Kingdom|
Similar Dunblane railway station, Camelon railway station, Larbert railway station, Alloa railway station, Argyll's Lodging
Bridge of Allan railway station is located in Scotland between Stirling and Dunblane on the Highland Main Line, Glasgow to Aberdeen Line and Edinburgh to Dunblane Line.
The original station was built by the Scottish Central Railway was situated to the north of the A9 road and opened on 22 May 1848. The small station yard on the east (southbound) side of the line, long disused, has been used for new residential accommodation, and the old station house also remains in residential use. On 1 November 1965 the station was closed.
The new station, immediately to the south of the A9, was opened on 13 May 1985. This has allowed better facilities for car parking to be provided. Reopening by British Rail followed an increase in population and employment in the area, partly due to the relatively new University of Stirling situated to the east of Bridge of Allan.
It is served by three trains per hour in each direction to Stirling and Dunblane. Southbound trains continue to either Edinburgh Waverley (half-hourly) or Glasgow Queen Street (hourly, with some peak extras). A limited number of northbound trains continue beyond Dunblane to either Dundee or Inverness. On Sundays, there is an hourly service in each direction on the Edinburgh to Dunblane route but there are no direct trains to/from Glasgow.
Train services are operated by ScotRail, consisting mainly of Class 158 or Class 170 diesel multiple units, and occasionally a Class 156. The station is equipped with a passenger information system and waiting shelters.
Electrification of the Glasgow/Edinburgh - Stirling - Dunblane section is due to take place by 2018, which will see the DMUs currently in use here replaced by electric rolling stock.