Balloch Pier railway station

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Balloch Pier
Balloch Pier railway station 1976.jpg
Balloch Pier station in 1976
Location
Place Balloch
Area West Dunbartonshire
Coordinates 56°00′28″N 4°35′23″W / 56.007877°N 4.5897°W / 56.007877; -4.5897Coordinates: 56°00′28″N 4°35′23″W / 56.007877°N 4.5897°W / 56.007877; -4.5897
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
28 September 1986 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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The station in 1961

Balloch Pier railway station was a railway station serving the southern end of Loch Lomond on the northern edge of Balloch in Scotland.

It was closed on 28 September 1986[1] as a result of the 1984 Strathclyde Rail Review.[2][3] The steamer service on Loch Lomond provided by the PS Maid of the Loch had ceased in 1981. Rail services had been provided to connect with sailings.

Following closure the station was demolished and there is now a car park on the site.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Balloch Central   CR & NBR
Caledonian and Dunbartonshire Junction Railway
  Terminus

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butt (1995)
  2. ^ N/A (1984). "Strathclyde: the Review after the strike". In: Modern Railways, Vol. 42, No. 445, December 1985, Pages 650-651
  3. ^ "List of dates from 1 January 1985 to 20 January 2006 of last passenger trains at closed BR (or Network Rail stations since privatisation)". Department for Transport Website: Freedom of Information Act responses, February 2006. Department for Transport. 2006. Archived from the original on 12 May 2009. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 

Sources[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0086-1. OCLC 22311137.