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Dundee railway station

Dundee railway station serves the city of Dundee on the east coast of Scotland. The station has two through platforms and two terminal platforms. It is situated on the northern, non-electrified section of the East Coast Main Line, 95 km (59¼ miles) north east of Edinburgh.

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Rail services

Dundee has direct connections to Newcastle, York and London King's Cross, plus CrossCountry Trains services to Birmingham and the West Country of England. More frequent services run to Glasgow Queen Street, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

Dundee was the starting station of the longest direct rail journey in Britain - the 06.43 Virgin Cross Country service to Penzance, which took just over 12 hours to complete. Dundee is now the terminus of the reverse of this journey, the 08:30 CrossCountry service from Penzance which arrives at Dundee at 20:25.Weekday TimetableIntercity TrainsNational Express East Coast:

3 Trains Per day to London Kings Cross from Aberdeen via Edinburgh, Newcastle and York.

3 Trains per day to Aberdeen from London Kings Cross via Arbroath, Montrose and Stonehaven.

1 Train per day to Edinburgh from Aberdeen via Kirkcaldy.

1 Train per day to Aberdeen from Leeds via Arbroath, Montrose and Stonehaven.Arriva CrossCountry Trains:

1 Train per day to Bournemouth from Dundee via Edinburgh, Newcastle, Birmingham New Street and Reading.

1 Train per day to Birmingham New Street from Aberdeen via Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds and Sheffield.

1 Train per day to Edinburgh from Aberdeen via Cupar and Kirkcaldy.

1 Train per day to Aberdeen from Dundee via Arbroath and Stonehaven.

1 Train per day to Dundee from Edinburgh via Kirkcaldy and Cupar.First ScotRail:

1 Train per day to London Euston from Aberdeen via Edinburgh*, Preston and Crewe. (Caledonian Sleeper)

1 Train per day to Aberdeen from London Euston via Crewe, Preston and Edinburgh*. (Caledonian Sleeper)

  • Passengers are not allowed to board or alight at Edinburgh Waverley. This is where the Sleepers to/from Fort William, Inverness and Aberdeen join/separate.Local TrainsFirst ScotRail:

1 train per hour to Edinburgh from Aberdeen via Leuchars, Kirkcaldy, Inverkeithing and Haymarket.

1 Train per hour to Glasgow Queen Street via Perth and Stirling.

2 Trains per hour to Aberdeen via Arbroath, Montrose and Stonehaven.

Station services

A small amount of parking is available, operated by Dundee City Council, although it is relatively expensive and is often difficult to find a space. There is a larger car park across the road, which is attached to the Olympia leisure complex. There is also a taxi stance immediately outside of the station building, and the main bus interchange is a five minute walk from the station in the city centre.

There is a "Travel Office" for information and ticket purchasing, as well as an automatic ticket machine outside the office. The office often closes well before the last trains have departed.

There is also a small branch of bookshop/confectioner W H Smith and a bar and café after the automated ticket barrier on the concourse. The café, a branch of Pumpkin, mainly serves cold food such as sandwiches, and hot and cold drinks. Like the ticket office, the shop and café do not open in the late evening.

History

The station was built on the site of Dundee Tay Bridge Station, which had been built by the North British Railway. Until the 1960s, other stations in Dundee included Dundee West, the Caledonian Railway station for Perth and Dundee East Station on the Dundee and Arbroath Joint Railway. Today the only other remaining station in Dundee is Broughty Ferry.

Recent developments

Until mid-2005, an overhead footbridge which spanned from the railway station to the city's Union Street allowed pedestrians to cross the busy inner ring road safely. This bridge has now been demolished, in two phases, as part of a regeneration project called the Dundee Central Waterfront Development Plan. This project will attempt to restructure the approach roads to the Tay Road Bridge, create new civic space, as well as provisionally make way for a new railway station in the future.

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