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Dunkeld and Birnam railway station

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Place  Dunkeld
Station code  DKD
2011/12  26,506
Number of platforms  2
Grid reference  NO030416
Managed by  Abellio ScotRail
2012/13  27,862
Local authority  Perth and Kinross
Dunkeld and Birnam railway station
Address  Dunkeld PH8 0BN, United Kingdom
Similar  Dunblane railway station, Perth railway station - S, Springburn railway station, Falkirk Grahamston railway st, Gleneagles railway station

Dunkeld and Birnam railway station serves the towns of Dunkeld and Birnam in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. It is located on the Highland Main Line, 13 miles north of Perth and is the first stop on the line north of there.

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History

The station opened in April 1856, as the terminus of the Perth and Dunkeld Railway from Stanley Junction (on the Scottish Midland Junction Railway). Seven years later, it became a through station when the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway opened its line to Inverness via Pitlochry and Forres (the I&PJR had taken over the Perth & Dunkeld company that year - prior to this, the SMJR had worked the line).

Services

There are 8 departures to Inverness and 11 to Perth each weekday, with trains to the south going to either Glasgow Queen Street or Edinburgh Waverley.

On Sundays only, the Virgin Trains East Coast "Highland Chieftain" service calls southbound only en route to London King's Cross; there are 4 trains per day to Inverness and 4 trains per day to Edinburgh Waverley in total.

Services are provided by Abellio ScotRail, Caledonian Sleeper and Virgin Trains East Coast.

References

Dunkeld and Birnam railway station Wikipedia


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