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Inverurie railway station

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Place  Inverurie
Station code  INR
2011/12  0.404 million
Address  Inverurie AB51 4TN, UK
Number of platforms  2
Grid reference  NJ775217
Managed by  Abellio ScotRail
2012/13  0.452 million
Opened  1902
Local authority  Aberdeenshire
Inverurie railway station
Similar  Insch railway station, Dyce railway station, Portlethen railway station, Aberdeen railway station, Huntly railway station

Inverurie railway station is a railway station serving the town of Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the single-track Aberdeen to Inverness Line. Also, it is the terminus for some trains on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Lines through Aberdeen as part of the Aberdeen Crossrail project. The station, Category B listed, is single storied and has a cupola with windvane. The main building, adjacent to the car park to the west, is on platform 1 which is used for most trains at the two-platform through station.

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History

The first station, then called Inverury Station, was opened on 20 September 1854 on the Great North of Scotland Railway main line which ran between Aberdeen Waterloo and Keith stations. It was situated 805 metres south of the present station. In 1856 it became the junction station for the new Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway branch line to Oldmeldrum. Renamed Inverurie Station in 1866, it was replaced in 1902 with a new building with three platforms at the present location close to the Inverurie Locomotive Works which was then being built. The station ceased to be a junction station in 1931 when the branch line was closed to passengers although freight traffic continued until 1966.

May 2016

  • Westbound towards Inverness
  • 11 services daily (Monday to Saturday)
  • 5 services on Sunday
  • South-eastbound towards Aberdeen
  • 22 services daily (Monday to Friday, plus one additional on Saturdays only); nine continue south of Aberdeen as through train towards Stonehaven (2), Glasgow Queen Street (1) and Edinburgh Waverley (6)
  • 11 services on Sunday (2 through trains to Glasgow)
  • Future Improvements

    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 from here to Montrose, which will call at all intermediate stations en-route once per hour. There will then be two departures each hour to Aberdeen, with the existing through services to Inverness, Edinburgh & Glasgow maintained or increased in number. A £170 million project to upgrade the Aberdeen to Inverness route will also see the line from Aberdeen redoubled by 2019.

    Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway

    The branch line to Oldmeldrum was opened by the Inverury and Old Meldrum Junction Railway company in 1856 and ran via Lethenty to Old Meldrum station (as it was then called). Fingask was opened in 1866 and the company was absorbed into the Great North of Scotland Railway also in that year. A proposed extension to the Banff, Macduff and Turriff Junction Railway was considered but this was never built. The line was closed for passengers in 1931 and for freight in 1966.

    References

    Inverurie railway station Wikipedia


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