Bishopton railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bishopton National Rail
Bishopton
Bishopton station viewed from Station Road. The train is bound for Glasgow Central.
Location
Place Bishopton
Local authority Renfrewshire
Coordinates 55°54′09″N 4°30′03″W / 55.9024°N 4.5009°W / 55.9024; -4.5009Coordinates: 55°54′09″N 4°30′03″W / 55.9024°N 4.5009°W / 55.9024; -4.5009
Grid reference NS437705
Operations
Station code BPT
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.471 million
2005/06 Increase 0.504 million
2006/07 Increase 0.519 million
2007/08 Decrease 0.510 million
2008/09 Increase 0.615 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.523 million
2010/11 Decrease 0.500 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.480 million
2012/13 Increase 0.508 million
History
29 March 1841 Opened
World War II Lengthened platforms for ROF Bishopton
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bishopton from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
Portal icon UK Railways portal

Bishopton railway station serves the town of Bishopton in Renfrewshire, Scotland. The station is on the Inverclyde line, 13 miles (21 km) west of Glasgow Central. It opened on 29 March 1841.[1]

Services[edit]

Bishopton is served by four services per hour (off-peak): three to/from Gourock, and one to/from Wemyss Bay with four per hour in the other direction to and from Glasgow Central. Evenings and Sundays there are two trains per hour to Glasgow Central and hourly services to both Wemyss Bay and Gourock.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Langbank   First ScotRail
Inverclyde Line
  Paisley St James
Historical railways
Langbank   Caledonian Railway
Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway
  Georgetown
Line open; station closed

Rof[edit]

There was a standard gauge link from the ROF railway line to the Inverclyde line. The factory had transfer sidings connected to both the up and down lines. The ROF line which was never electrified ran on to the transfer sidings a few yards west from the Bishopton station. It crossed Ingleston Road via a gated level crossing entering the ROF site from the north. The link remained in-situ right up until closure of the factory but was little used after the early 1990s.

Accident[edit]

A passenger train from Glasgow to Greenock was leaving the station on the morning of 16 January 1855. A mineral train travelling on the other line in the opposite direction approached, as the trains passed each other trunks at the rear of the mineral train left the rails. They fell on the other line as the passenger train was coming. This resulted in the passenger train stopping quickly. Nobody was killed, however twelve mineral wagons were damaged.[2]

Gallery[edit]

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. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bishopton History: It's been a while". Inbishopton.org.uk. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  2. ^ "Accident at Bishopton on 16th January 1855". The Railways Archive. Retrieved 2014-05-21.