Balloch Central railway station

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Balloch Central
Balloch Central railway station in 2004.jpg
Location
Place Balloch
Area West Dunbartonshire
Coordinates 56°00′14″N 4°35′01″W / 56.00383°N 4.58355°W / 56.00383; -4.58355Coordinates: 56°00′14″N 4°35′01″W / 56.00383°N 4.58355°W / 56.00383; -4.58355
Operations
Line North Clyde Line
Original company Caledonian and Dunbartonshire Junction Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway & North British Railway
Post-grouping LMS & LNER
Platforms 2
History
15 July 1850 Opened as Balloch D&B[1]
30 June 1952 Renamed Balloch Central[1]
23 April 1988 Closed[1]
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The station in 1961

Balloch Central railway station was the main railway station serving the town of Balloch in Scotland. It was opened on 15 July 1850[1] by the Caledonian and Dunbartonshire Junction Railway.[2]

Operations[edit]

For most of its passenger services, it was the terminal station. A few services, connecting with the steamer services to Tarbet and Inversnaid, continued to Balloch Pier.[2] This pattern of service continued after electrification of the line in the 1960s.


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Alexandria   CR & NBR
Caledonian and Dunbartonshire Junction Railway
  Balloch Pier

Closure[edit]

The station was closed on 23 April 1988 and was replaced by Balloch station, situated immediately south of a level crossing.[1][3] This relocation allowed the level crossing to be closed.[4] Today the station building has been converted into the Tourist Information Centre. A section of platform survives behind the building.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Butt (1995), page 24
  2. ^ a b Casserley (1968)
  3. ^ N/A (1984). "Strathclyde: the Review after the strike". In: Modern Railways, Vol. 42, No. 445, December 1985, Pages 650-651.
  4. ^ N/A (1988). "News & Notes: Balloch rebuilt". In: Railway Magazine, Vol. 134, No. 1049, September 1988, Page 556.

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