Dalmuir railway station

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Dalmuir National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: An Dail Mhòr
Dalmuir 318250.jpg
The Yoker route platforms
Location
Place Dalmuir
Local authority West Dunbartonshire
Coordinates 55°54′43″N 4°25′37″W / 55.9120°N 4.4270°W / 55.9120; -4.4270Coordinates: 55°54′43″N 4°25′37″W / 55.9120°N 4.4270°W / 55.9120; -4.4270
Grid reference NS484714
Operations
Station code DMR
Managed by ScotRail
Number of platforms 5
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03  0.459 million
2004/05 Increase 0.536 million
2005/06 Increase 0.621 million
2006/07 Increase 0.623 million
2007/08 Decrease 0.618 million
2008/09 Increase 0.888 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.716 million
2010/11 Increase 0.744 million
2011/12 Increase 0.802 million
- Interchange 69,026
2012/13 Increase 0.805 million
- Interchange Increase 0.114 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
Original company Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway & Glasgow, Yoker and Clydebank Railway
Pre-grouping North British Railway
Post-grouping LNER
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dalmuir from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Dalmuir railway station is a railway station serving the Dalmuir area of Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. It is a large, five platform interchange between the Argyle Line, North Clyde Line and West Highland Line.

The station is very close to the Dalmuir drop lock on the Forth and Clyde Canal.

History[edit]

The station here (once known as "Dalmuir Park" to distinguish it from the nearby Caledonian Railway station at Dalmuir Riverside) is located on the Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway and opened with the line in May 1858. It was expanded in 1897 by the North British Railway when they extended the Glasgow, Yoker and Clydebank Railway there from Clydebank - the new line met the older one via Drumchapel immediately west of the original platforms at Dalmuir Park Junction after passing beneath the former GD&HR line a few yards to the east.

Station layout[edit]

There are four through platforms, two on the Yoker branch & two on the Singer branch along with a terminal bay platform from the Yoker branch constructed as part of the Argyle Line improvement works in 1979 under British Rail. Trains terminating from the Singer branch reverse in a turnback siding to the west of the station just past the junction. The two inner platforms link up at the north end of the station, where there were formerly two footbridges - one spanning each pair of lines. However these were dismantled in 2010 after being replaced by a new, fully disability-accessible bridge fitted with three lifts that links all five platforms. The other station buildings are Portakabin-type structures erected in the early 1980s to replace the original stone ones.

Services[edit]

View from Duntocher Road

Passenger services are provided by ScotRail on behalf of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport. As befits a junction station with two alternative routes to the city and access to both main stations there (Glasgow Queen Street Low Level and Glasgow Central (Low Level)) there are a wide range of destinations available. Northbound, there are 2 trains per hour each to both Balloch and Helensburgh Central via Dumbarton Central. Generally services to Helensburgh are nonstop to Dumbarton East while Balloch trains call at all stations. South/eastbound services are 2tph each to Cumbernauld via Yoker, Airdrie via Singer and Edinburgh Waverley (since December 2010), all via Queen Street LL; and 2tph each to Larkhall via Yoker and Whifflet via Singer (of which 1tph extends to Motherwell), all via Central LL and the Argyle Line. Arrivals from the Argyle line, however, are from Motherwell via Hamilton and Yoker (of which 1tph is from Cumbernauld) and from Larkhall via Singer. Following a major timetable recast in December 2014, through workings from here over the Argyle Line no longer directly serve stations via Bellshill to Lanark as they did previously, though connections are available by changing at Cambuslang.

In the evenings services to Airdrie via Singer switch to Cumbernauld, Cumbernauld via Yoker services cease and Helensburgh-Edinburgh services call at stations via Yoker. On Sundays there is a simplified pattern in operation - Helensburgh to Edinburgh via Singer and Queen St, and Balloch via Yoker and Central LL to either Larkhall or Motherwell via Whifflet (hourly by each route).[1]

In addition the station is the first (or last) stop for West Highland Line services from Queen Street High Level to Oban and Mallaig via Fort William. The Highland Sleeper service also calls in each direction daily (except Saturday nights southbound & Sunday mornings northbound), giving the station a direct link to/from London Euston via the West Coast Main Line.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Singer   ScotRail
Argyle Line
  Terminus
Clydebank    
Singer   ScotRail
North Clyde Line
  Kilpatrick
Clydebank    
Glasgow Queen Street (High Level)   ScotRail
West Highland Line
  Dumbarton Central
Glasgow Queen Street (Low Level)   Caledonian Sleeper
Highland Caledonian Sleeper
  Dumbarton Central
Historical railways
Singer
Line and station open
  North British Railway
Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
  Kilpatrick
Line and station open
Singer Works
Line partially open; station closed
   
Clydebank
Line and station open
  North British Railway
Glasgow, Yoker and Clydebank Railway
  Terminus

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ GB NRT December 2014-May 2015, Tables 225 & 226

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