Gleneagles Railway Station

(Gleann Eagas, Crieff Junction Station)

A picturesque rural railway station in Perth and Kinross, Gleneagles (referred to in Gaelic as Gleann Eagas) is located on the Highland Line, 1½ miles (2.5 km) southwest of Auchterarder and 2¼ miles (3.5 km) east northeast of Blackford. This station opened as Crieff Junction in 1856 and was originally owned by Scottish Central Railway but was absorbed by the Caledonian Railway in 1865. It was renamed Gleneagles in 1912 as the railway company began to develop the Gleneagles Hotel, which eventually opened in 1924. The Crieff branch closed in 1964. The single-storey station buildings, which feature cantilevered glazed canopies over platforms, were B-listed in 1982 and subject to a £3.5 million refurbishment by Balfour Beatty on behalf of Network Rail in 2014, ahead of the Ryder Cup match held at the famous Gleneagles Golf Course.

Operated by ScotRail, Gleneagles Railway Station is unstaffed and was used by 31,934 passengers per annum in 2009-10, but this has risen to 66,698 by 2015-16. It is preceded by Dunblane Railway Station, 11 miles (18 km) to the west southwest, and followed by Perth, 14 miles (22 km) to the northeast.

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