Stonehaven railway station

Stonehaven National Rail
Place Stonehaven
Local authority Aberdeenshire
Coordinates 56°58′00″N 2°13′32″W / 56.9667°N 2.2256°W / 56.9667; -2.2256Coordinates: 56°58′00″N 2°13′32″W / 56.9667°N 2.2256°W / 56.9667; -2.2256
Grid reference NO863861
Station code STN
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 Increase 0.364 million
2005/06 Increase 0.397 million
2006/07 Increase 0.416 million
2007/08 Increase 0.453 million
2008/09 Increase 0.467 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.445 million
2010/11 Increase 0.483 million
2011/12 Increase 0.503 million
2012/13 Increase 0.510 million
2013/14 Increase 0.528 million
Original company Aberdeen Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway
Post-grouping LMS
1 November 1849 Station opened
National Rail – UK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Stonehaven from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Stonehaven railway station serves the town of Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. Despite its small size, it is a calling point for a large number of services going both North to Aberdeen and South to Edinburgh and Glasgow. Additionally, a service operating only between Aberdeen, Portlethen and Stonehaven has operated since the winter of 2008.


The station was opened as part of the Aberdeen Railway on 1 November 1849. This later became part of the Scottish North Eastern Railway and then the Caledonian Railway. The North British Railway began serving it in 1883, with the opening of the line from Arbroath to Kinnaber Junction via Montrose - this has been the only route south since the closure of the original main line to Perth via Coupar Angus in September 1967.


Trains on both the Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line and the Glasgow to Aberdeen Line call here, though some services to/from Glasgow skip this station outside peak periods. Four Virgin Trains East Coast services also call each way (Mondays - Saturdays) (three to/from London Kings Cross, the other to/from Leeds) along with the one through CrossCountry service between Aberdeen and Penzance via Leeds, Birmingham New Street, Bristol Temple Meads and Exeter St Davids. The Caledonian Sleeper also operates to London Euston six days per week (not on Saturday nights).[1]

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 between Montrose and Inverurie, which will call here (in addition to existing services) and the other intermediate stations en-route once per hour in each direction.[2]

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Montrose   CrossCountry
Cross Country Network
Laurencekirk   Abellio ScotRail
Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line
Laurencekirk   Abellio ScotRail
Glasgow to Aberdeen Line
Montrose   Caledonian Sleeper
Highland Caledonian Sleeper
Montrose   Virgin Trains East Coast
East Coast Main Line
Historical railways
Line open; Station closed
  Caledonian Railway
Aberdeen Railway
Line open; Station closed



  1. GB eNRT 2015-16 Edition, Tables 26, 51, 229 & 402 (Network Rail)
  2. "‘Rail revolution’ means 200 more services and 20,000 more seats for Scots passengers"Transport Scotland press release 15 March 2016; Retrieved 19 August 2016


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