Dalreoch railway station

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Dalreoch National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: An Dail Riabhach
Dalreoch
Location
Place Dumbarton
Local authority West Dunbartonshire
Coordinates 55°56′50″N 4°34′37″W / 55.9472°N 4.5770°W / 55.9472; -4.5770Coordinates: 55°56′50″N 4°34′37″W / 55.9472°N 4.5770°W / 55.9472; -4.5770
Grid reference NS391757
Operations
Station code DLR
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  0.316 million
2004/05 Decrease 0.304 million
2005/06 Increase 0.322 million
2006/07 Decrease 0.313 million
2007/08 Increase 0.318 million
2008/09 Increase 0.331 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.316 million
2010/11 Increase 0.337 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.322 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.318 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
Original company Caledonian and Dumbartonshire Junction Railway
Pre-grouping Dumbarton and Balloch Railway
Post-grouping Dumbarton and Balloch Railway
15 July 1850 Station opened
28 May 1858 Helensburgh line opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dalreoch from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Dalreoch railway station serves the west end of Dumbarton in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. The station is managed by First ScotRail and is served by trains on the North Clyde Line. The station is 16 miles (26 km) west of Glasgow Queen Street.

History[edit]

A 1903 Railway Clearing House Junction Diagram showing the whole of the Dumbarton and Balloch Railway, including Dalreoch railway station (centre bottom)

The Caledonian and Dumbartonshire [sic] Junction Railway (C&DJR) was opened in 1850,[1] and Dalreoch railway station opened on 15 July 1850.[2] The station became a junction with the opening of the Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway (GD&HR) on 28 May 1858. The station is named after long time train enthusiast and chemist Mr George Reoch who founded the station to symbolise his love for the railways and to allow the communities of the West of Scotland to become connected to the Central Belt.[citation needed]

Although the GD&HR, after successive amalgamations, became part of the North British Railway (NBR) and so part of the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) at the 1923 Grouping, the C&DJR was purchased jointly by the NBR, the Caledonian Railway and the Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire [sic] Railway (L&DR). Renamed the Dumbarton and Balloch Railway, it remained a joint line at the 1923 Grouping, but its owners were now the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) and the LNER.[1] Services on the L&DR to Possil via Dalmuir Riverside ended in October 1964 when it fell victim to the Beeching Axe.

Facilities[edit]

The station has a car park (107 spaces) and a ticket staffed in operating hours from Monday to Saturday.[3]

Services[edit]

From Dalreoch daily four trains per hour head eastbound towards Dalmuir, Glasgow Queen Street and Airdrie; two continue through to Bathgate and Edinburgh Waverley. Westbound there is a half-hourly service to both Balloch and Helensburgh Central respectively.

On Sundays the frequency remains the same on both lines, but the services on the Balloch line run via the Argyle Line to Motherwell.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Dumbarton Central   First ScotRail
North Clyde Line
  Cardross
Renton
Historical railways
continuing line   North British Railway
Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
  Cardross
Line and station open
Dumbarton Central
Line and station open
  CR & NBR
Caledonian and Dunbartonshire Junction Railway
  Renton
Line and station open

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