Barry Links railway station

Barry Links Railway Station

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Barry Links railway station is a railway station serving the village of Barry, west of Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland. The station is managed by First ScotRail and is on the Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line.

History

The station was opened on 31 July 1851 by Dundee and Arbroath Railway, and was named Barry.

Current operations

British Rail operated local passenger services between Dundee and Arbroath until around 1990.



Since these were discontinued, most of the intermediate stations have had only a very sparse service, provided so as to avoid the difficulty of formal closure procedures. In summer, First ScotRail provides Barry Links with only one train a day in each direction, Mondays to Saturdays. These offer through service to/from Edinburgh, but are not timed conveniently for passengers wishing to commute to Dundee. Consequently, patronage of the station is currently very low. In the Strategic Rail Authority's 2002/03 financial year, only three fare-paying people (excluding season ticket holders) boarded trains at Barry Links station, and five disembarked, making it the least busy station in the United Kingdom, tied with . Since then, there has been a modest increase in passenger numbers: 26 entries/exits in 2004/05 (3rd lowest in the UK), 28 in 2005/06 (3rd lowest) and 44 in 2006/07 (5th lowest). In the 2007/08...
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