COBRA (the Campaign to Open Blackford Railway-station Again) invited to Edinburgh to hear about CRPs* and ACORP.**
Scottish Government asked for tenders from rail franchises to allocate £500,000 for community activities.
Gleneagles station refurbished – good for Strathallan & Strathearn.
ACORP spoke to COBRA, Blackford Community Council, Strathearn & District Community
Council Forum & Rotary about forming a CRP.
Public open meeting held 26th October 2014.
Steering group was formed November 2014 with representatives from local communities along the line.
Strathallan Community Rail Partnership launched December 2015.
*CRP – Community Rail Partnership
**ACORP – Association of Community Rail Partnerships
1 July 1845
Royal Assent, following Parliamentary approval.
22 May 1848
Scottish Central Railway opens, Stirling to Perth. Stations were: Dunblane, Kinbuck, Greenloaning, Blackford, Aucherarder, Dunning, Forteviot & Forgandenny; Bridge of Allan opened on 1 June. Journey time from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth was 3h 5mins.
Trains for Perth to Glasgow used Queen Street Station from 1848 until 1869.
7 Aug 1848
Perth linked with London via Stirling, Coatbridge & Carlisle.
Crieff Junction station opened as did the line from Crieff Junction to Crieff.
John Menzies opened kiosks at Stirling, Bridge of Allan & Perth stations.
9 Sept 1863
Inverness and Perth Junction Railway opened. Thus, Scottish Central Railway facilitated the connection of Inverness with London.
10 August 1866
Scottish Central Railway taken over by the Caledonian Railway.
1 Jan 1870
Trains from Perth then used Glasgow Buchanan Street station until 7 November 1966.
1 April 1914
Crieff Junction station renamed Gleneagles in anticipation of the hotel opening in 1925.
9 June 1956
All intermediate stations between Dunblane & Perth closed – except for Gleneagles.
6 July 1964
Line form Gleneagles to Crieff closed.
1 November 1965
Bridge of Allan Station closed, despite the proposals to build the new Stirling University.
13 May 1985
New station built at Bridge of Allan.
Refurbishment of Gleneagles Station for the Ryder Cup.
New footbridge (with lifts) built at Dunblane station.
9 December 2018
Electrification of the line as far north as Dunblane.
2015 - 2016
2016 - 2017
2017 - 2018
2018 - 2019
All three stations have been adopted by local groups in Gleneagles, Dunblane & Bridge of Alan.
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