Kelvindale railway station

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Kelvindale National Rail
Kelvindale
Location
Place Kelvindale
Local authority Glasgow
Coordinates 55°53′36″N 4°18′38″W / 55.8934°N 4.3105°W / 55.8934; -4.3105Coordinates: 55°53′36″N 4°18′38″W / 55.8934°N 4.3105°W / 55.8934; -4.3105
Grid reference NS556691
Operations
Station code KVD
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2006/07  94,970
2007/08 Increase 0.108 million
2008/09 Increase 0.110 million
2009/10 Steady 0.110 million
2010/11 Decrease 90,476
2011/12 Increase 94,452
2012/13 Increase 96,488
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
26 September 2005 Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Kelvindale from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Kelvindale railway station is a railway station that serves the Kelvindale suburb of Glasgow, Scotland. It opened on 26 September 2005. The station is 5½ miles (9 km) north of Glasgow Queen Street on the Maryhill Line.

Services are provided by First ScotRail as part of the SPT network.

History[edit]

The line through here was opened by the North British Railway company in 1874 on its route from Maryhill to Queens Dock, on the northern bank of the River Clyde (the Stobcross Railway) but the station itself is on a new site, the line having originally been built for freight traffic. Passenger services were eventually introduced by the NBR in 1887, but these ceased in 1903. Freight to the docks ended in 1968, but the route was still regularly used for freight access to various goods depots, shipyards & engineering plants (plus occasional passenger diversions) until 1980, when a signal box fire put the junction at Maryhill Park out of use and eventually led to the closure of the line between Maryhill & Anniesland.[1]

The track was lifted in 1987/8, but the formation was kept intact and this made the eventual reinstatement of the line as part of the Larkhall branch reopening project in 2005.[2] Reopening the connection meant that Maryhill Line services no longer had to run empty to Knightswood North Junction (near Westerton) to reverse before returning to Queen Street, freeing up capacity for the extra trains serving the new line to Larkhall to run through Westerton and onwards to Milngavie. A station to serve the Kelvindale & Dawsholm area was proposed by SPT as part of the scheme (the station was originally to be called Dawsholm, but later changed to its present name) - though it wasn't ready in time for the reopening of the 1 mile (1.6 km) branch in April 2005, services subsequently began calling later that year.

Service[edit]

Monday to Saturdays there is a half-hourly service northbound to Glasgow Queen Street and southbound to Anniesland.[3]

With the latest timetable revision starting on 18 May 2014, a limited hourly Sunday service now operates on this route.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Railscot - Stobcross Railway www.railbrit.co.uk; Retrieved 2014-01-15
  2. ^ The Railway People: Larkhall - Milngavie Reopening ProjectRailwaypeople.com; Retrieved 2014-01-14
  3. ^ GB National Rail Timetable 2013-14, Table 232

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Maryhill   First ScotRail
Maryhill Line
  Anniesland