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Trains to Dumfries glide along the banks of the River Nith, passing over the beautiful scenery of southern Scotland before stopping in the northeast of the town centre. Constructed in 1859, the station is a charming building in red sandstone - a common material in the area thanks to the local Locharbriggs quarry - with decorative cast-iron columns. It’s to the north of the town centre, a short walk from the shops around Queensbury Street and High Street. Be prepared for a sing-along as you leave the carriage, as it was in Dumfries that Robert Burns penned the world-famous Auld Lang Syne. He also died in here in 1796, and the town has a marble statue of the great poet a ten-minute walk from the station. Other highlights include Greyfriars Church, the World War 2 Aviation Museum and the Threave Estate and Drumlanrig Castle, just a short bus ride away.

Station details & facilities

There are entrances on either side of the station. The main concourse is on the west side, off Station Road, and is adjacent to platform 1 (towards Glasgow). The eastern entrance leads on to platform 2 (towards Carlisle). A footbridge connects the platforms, but step-free access is only possible from the street - so it’s worth checking which side of the station you need before you travel.

Departures and arrivals from Dumfries

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Dumfries station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
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to CarlisleScotRail15:012On time
to CarlisleScotRail16:021On time
to CarlisleScotRail16:531On time
to CarlisleScotRail17:072On time
to CarlisleScotRail18:002On time
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from Glasgow CentralScotRail15:002On time
from Glasgow CentralScotRail15:431On time
from Glasgow CentralScotRail16:481On time
from Glasgow CentralScotRail16:582On time
from Glasgow CentralScotRail17:592On time
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