Balloch railway station

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Balloch National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Am Bealach
Balloch
Location
Place Balloch
Local authority West Dunbartonshire
Coordinates 56°00′08″N 4°34′59″W / 56.0021°N 4.5831°W / 56.0021; -4.5831Coordinates: 56°00′08″N 4°34′59″W / 56.0021°N 4.5831°W / 56.0021; -4.5831
Grid reference NS389818
Operations
Station code BHC
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03 0.464 million
2004/05 0.487 million
2005/06 Increase0.552 million
2006/07 Increase 0.555 million
2007/08 Increase 0.572 million
2008/09 Increase 0.711 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.539 million
2010/11 Increase 0.547 million
2011/12 Increase 0.553 million
2012/13 Increase 0.560 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
April 1988 opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Balloch from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Balloch railway station is a railway station serving the town of Balloch in Scotland. The station is a terminus on the North Clyde Line, 19¾ miles (31 km) north west of Glasgow Queen Street railway station. The station is managed by First ScotRail.

History[edit]

Balloch station opened on 24 April 1988, replacing the former Balloch Central station which was situated immediately north of a level crossing.[1][2] Closure of this level crossing was made possible by the closure of the previous terminus station - Balloch Pier - half a mile to the north (1986), and the new Balloch station being located south thereof.[3]

Services[edit]

2006/07[edit]

A Class 320 waiting for passengers

There is a half-hourly service from Balloch to Glasgow Queen Street Monday - Saturday. Services continue to Airdrie, Monday to Saturday daytimes and Springburn in the evenings. There is one train per day to Edinburgh Waverley.

On Sundays a service runs via Glasgow Central, Glasgow's primary station; from Central, services continue to Motherwell via Blantyre and Airbles.

Services terminate here at the single platform and remain there for around ten minutes, if possible, before departing.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Alexandria   First ScotRail
North Clyde Line
  Terminus

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995)
  2. ^ N/A (1984). "Strathclyde: the Review after the strike". In: Modern Railways, Vol. 42, No. 445, December 1985, Pages 650-651.
  3. ^ N/A (1988). "News & Notes: Balloch rebuilt". In: Railway Magazine, Vol. 134, No. 1049, September 1988, Page 556.

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.