- Dumfries railway station
Dumfries Location Place Dumfries Local authority Dumfries and Galloway Coordinates Coordinates: Operations Station code DMF Managed by First ScotRail Number of platforms 2 Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage 2004/05 * 0.334 million 2005/06 * 0.356 million 2006/07 * 0.345 million 2007/08 * 0.338 million 2008/09 * 0.343 million History 1848 Opened 1850 Line to Glasgow opened 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 Dumfries from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
Dumfries railway station serves the town of Dumfries in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. It is located on the Glasgow South Western Line and is managed by First ScotRail who provide all passenger train services. It is staffed on a part-time basis throughout the week.
Opened by the Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway in 1848, the line serving it was extended northwards to Kilmarnock and Glasgow two years later (the GD&CR became part of the Glasgow and South Western Railway at the same time). It subsequently became the junction for branches to Castle Douglas and Stranraer (opened between 1859 and 1861), Lockerbie (opened in 1863 and taken over in 1865 by the Caledonian Railway) and latterly to Moniaive (Cairn Valley Railway, opened in 1905). All of these later lines have now closed (the Port Road to Stranraer being the last to go in June 1965), leaving only the original G&SWR main line open to serve the town.
The service from the station is somewhat irregular - currently there is roughly one train per hour to Carlisle for most of the day (with some extra trains on Saturdays) and one every two hours to Kilmarnock and Glasgow. Four southbound trains continue to Newcastle via the Tyne Valley line, but the two through northbound services that formerly ran to Ayr and Stranraer no longer operate (having been withdrawn at the December 2009 timetable change).
Sundays see five services to Carlisle and two to Glasgow (two trains from Carlisle also terminate here).
Racks, Ruthwell and Cummertrees stations once existed between Dumfries and Annan.
Preceding station National Rail Following station Annan First ScotRail
- ^ ScotRail Timetables - Glasgow to Carlisle, Newcastle and Stranraer 13 December 2009 - 22 May 2010 www.scotrail.co.uk; retrieved 2010-03-02
- 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.
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