Baillieston railway station

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Baillieston National Rail
Baillieston
Location
Place Baillieston
Local authority Glasgow
Coordinates 55°50′40″N 4°06′49″W / 55.8445°N 4.1137°W / 55.8445; -4.1137Coordinates: 55°50′40″N 4°06′49″W / 55.8445°N 4.1137°W / 55.8445; -4.1137
Grid reference NS677632
Operations
Station code BIO
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2005/06 Increase 50,550
2006/07 Increase 57,376
2007/08 Increase 66,369
2008/09 Increase 81,434
2009/10 Increase 89,118
2010/11 Increase 97,056
2011/12 Increase 0.109 million
2012/13 Increase 0.115 million
History
8 January 1866 First station opened
5 October 1964 First station closed
4 October 1993 Second station opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Baillieston from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Baillieston Station in 1961

Baillieston railway station is located in Caledonia Road on the southern boundary of the Baillieston area of Glasgow, Scotland. It is on the Whifflet Line, 8 miles (13 km) east of Glasgow Central railway station. Train services are provided by First ScotRail. The line was built in the period 1864-1866 by the Caledonian Railway and was called the Rutherglen to Coatbridge branch. The new halt opened on 4 October 1993 under the management of the Strathclyde PTE.

History[edit]

The original station, which was situated 1 km east of the present, was opened by the Caledonian Railway in January 1866 commensurate with passenger traffic starting up. The line became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the Scottish Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. The old station closed to passenger traffic in 1965.

Services[edit]

A half-hourly service operates between Glasgow Central and Whifflet stations on Mondays to Saturdays. Sunday services only run for the month prior to Christmas[1] and are extended to Shotts. The line is non-electrified; therefore, it is operated by Class 156s and Class 158s. A substantial amount of freight trains pass the halt every day.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Rail Timetable

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bargeddie   First ScotRail
Whifflet Line
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Mount Vernon