Dalry railway station

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Dalry National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Dail Fhraoich
Dalry
Location
Place Dalry
Local authority North Ayrshire
Coordinates 55°42′22″N 4°42′40″W / 55.7060°N 4.7112°W / 55.7060; -4.7112Coordinates: 55°42′22″N 4°42′40″W / 55.7060°N 4.7112°W / 55.7060; -4.7112
Grid reference NS297491
Operations
Station code DLY
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03  0.109 million
2004/05 Increase 0.123 million
2005/06 Increase 0.136 million
2006/07 Increase 0.153 million
2007/08 Increase 0.157 million
2008/09 Increase 0.172 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.161 million
2010/11 Increase 0.168 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.167 million
2012/13 Increase 0.176 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
Original company Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Pre-grouping Glasgow and South Western Railway
Post-grouping LMS
21 July 1840 Opened
c. 1905 Station expanded to four platforms
1980s Station remodelled back to two platforms
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dalry from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Dalry railway station is a railway station serving the town of Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland. The station is managed by First ScotRail and is on the Ayrshire Coast Line.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 21 July 1840 by the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway.[1] The station originally had two side platforms until the Dalry and North Johnstone Line was opened by the Glasgow and South Western Railway in 1905, when the station was remodeled with four platforms over two islands.[2] Each new platform was 765 feet (233 m) long to accommodate the increased traffic, and were accessed via gangways from a covered walkway crossing the lines from the station building.[2] The station also acted as the junction interchange between the line to Ayr and the original G&SWR main line to Kilmarnock, Dumfries and Carlisle from 1860 onwards, though the two routes actually separated a short distance to the west.

With the closure of both the Kilmarnock & North Johnstone lines to passenger traffic in 1966[3] and to all other traffic in 1973 (Kilmarnock line) & 1977 (North Johnstone Loop),[4] having four lines through the station became superfluous, so the station platforms were remodelled during the line's electrification in the 1980s back to two side platforms.[5]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, p. 76
  2. ^ a b Guthrie
  3. ^ Hurst, p. 44
  4. ^ Hurst, p. 70
  5. ^ Smith, p. 18

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. 
  • Guthrie, Arthur. Dalry & District (2nd ed.). Ardrossan: Arthur Guthrie & Sons. 
  • Hurst, Geoffrey (1992). Register of Closed Railways: 1948-1991. Worksop, Nottinghamshire: Milepost Publications. ISBN 0-9477-9618-5. 


Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Kilwinning   First ScotRail
Ayrshire Coast Line
  Glengarnock
Historical railways
Connection with GPK&AR
at Brownhill Junction
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Dalry and North Johnstone Line
  Kilbirnie
Line and station closed
Dalry Junction
Line open; station closed
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
  Glengarnock
Line and station open