Dumbarton East railway station

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Dumbarton East National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Breatann an Ear
Dumbarton East
Dumbarton East railway station's slightly neglected state
Location
Place Dumbarton
Local authority West Dunbartonshire
Coordinates 55°56′33″N 4°33′15″W / 55.9426°N 4.5542°W / 55.9426; -4.5542Coordinates: 55°56′33″N 4°33′15″W / 55.9426°N 4.5542°W / 55.9426; -4.5542
Grid reference NS405750
Operations
Station code DBE
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03  0.240 million
2004/05 Increase 0.276 million
2005/06 Increase 0.316 million
2006/07 Decrease 0.308 million
2007/08 Increase 0.319 million
2008/09 Increase 0.363 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.356 million
2010/11 Steady 0.356 million
2011/12 Increase 0.362 million
2012/13 Increase 0.377 million
History
Original company Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway
Post-grouping LMS
1 October 1896 Opened[1]
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dumbarton East from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Dumbarton East railway station serves the town of Dumbarton in the West Dunbartonshire region of Scotland. The station is managed by First ScotRail and is served by trains on the North Clyde Line, 15 miles (24 km) west of Glasgow Queen Street.

History[edit]

Unlike the majority of the North Clyde line stations, this is an island platform, betraying its Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway origins. At the time of electrification in 1961, the North British Railway's formation from Bowling was abandoned (except a short spur to serve Bowling Oil Terminal), with a short link line between the North British and Caledonian formations being constructed. The North British formation is regained between Dumbarton East and Dumbarton Central station at the site of the junction between the two railways.

Services[edit]

2008[edit]

Four trains per hour daily go eastbound to Glasgow Queen Street and beyond and a half-hourly service westbound to both Balloch and Helensburgh Central respectively.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bowling   First ScotRail
North Clyde Line
  Dumbarton Central
Historical railways
Bowling (L&D)
Line partially in use; Station closed
  Caledonian Railway
Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway
  Dumbarton Central
Line open; Station open

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butt (1995), page 84

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