Bowling railway station

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For the station on the former Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway see Bowling (L&D) railway station.
For the station on the former Great Northern Railway in England see Bowling railway station (West Yorkshire)
Bowling National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Bolan
Bowling
Location
Place Bowling
Local authority West Dunbartonshire
Coordinates 55°55′52″N 4°29′34″W / 55.9311°N 4.4929°W / 55.9311; -4.4929Coordinates: 55°55′52″N 4°29′34″W / 55.9311°N 4.4929°W / 55.9311; -4.4929
Grid reference NS442736
Operations
Station code BWG
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03 0.151 million
2004/05 0.114 million
2005/06 Increase 0.129 million
2006/07 Decrease 0.113 million
2007/08 Increase 0.121 million
2008/09 Decrease 98,920
2009/10 Decrease 43,916
2010/11 Decrease 31,784
2011/12 Increase 32,502
2012/13 Increase 33,948
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
Original company Caledonian and Dunbartonshire Junction Railway
Pre-grouping CR and NBR
Post-grouping LMS and LNER
31 May 1858[1] Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bowling from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Bowling railway station serves the village of Bowling in the West Dunbartonshire region of Scotland. This station is on the North Clyde Line, 12¼ miles (20 km) west of Glasgow Queen Street.

The station is managed by First ScotRail who also provide the train service.

The station was made famous by a painting by the renowned railway artist, the late Terence Cuneo, who depicted a then new Blue train (Class 303) heading westbound into Bowling, passing a steam engine, which the 303 had replaced, in a siding.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 8 September 1933, a passenger train collided with wagons on the line due to a signalman's error. Five people were injured.[2]

Services[edit]

2006/07[edit]

There is a daily half hourly service eastbound to Glasgow Queen Street and beyond (usually Airdrie) and westbound to Balloch.

2010/11[edit]

There is a daily half hourly service eastbound to Glasgow Queen Street and Airdrie (including one direct service to Edinburgh Waverley in the morning) and westbound to Balloch.[3]

During the operation of the interim timetable until sufficient Class 380s had entered service, the eastbound service terminated at Airdrie.[4]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Kilpatrick   First ScotRail
North Clyde Line
  Dumbarton East
Historical railways
Kilpatrick
Line and station open
  North British Railway
Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
  Line continues as C&DJR
Line continues as GD&HR   Caledonian & North British Railway
Caledonian and Dunbartonshire Junction Railway
  Dumbarton Central
Line closed; Station open

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butt 1995, p. 41.
  2. ^ Hoole, Ken (1983). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 4. Truro: Atlantic Books. p. 19. ISBN 0-906899-07-9. 
  3. ^ "National Rail Timetable 226; December 2010". Retrieved 17 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Interim timetable: Edinburgh to/from Helensburgh MONDAY TO FRIDAY Service". Retrieved 3 January 2011. 

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.