Kirkconnel railway station

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Kirkconnel National Rail
Kirkconnel
Up (southbound) platform
Location
Place Kirkconnel
Local authority Dumfries and Galloway
Coordinates 55°23′15″N 3°59′56″W / 55.3875°N 3.9988°W / 55.3875; -3.9988Coordinates: 55°23′15″N 3°59′56″W / 55.3875°N 3.9988°W / 55.3875; -3.9988
Grid reference NS735122
Operations
Station code KRK
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   15,354
2005/06 Increase 16,524
2006/07 Decrease 15,373
2007/08 Increase 16,125
2008/09 Increase 17,574
2009/10 Decrease 17,494
2010/11 Decrease 16,936
History
Original company Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
28 October 1850[1] Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Kirkconnel from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Kirkconnel railway station is a railway station in the town of Kirkconnel, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The station is unstaffed and is managed by First ScotRail.

History[edit]

Kirkconnel is situated on the former Glasgow and South Western Railway main line between Kilmarnock and Carlisle. It was one of the few stations on the route to avoid the Beeching Axe in the mid-1960s and was the only intermediate station between Kilmarnock and Dumfries for many years.

The railway poet[edit]

A plaque at the station commemorates Alexander Anderson, the poet from Kirkconnel, who rose from being a railway worker to become Chief Librarian at Edinburgh University. He was a surfaceman or platelayer on the Glasgow and South-western railway, and generally wrote under the name of Surfaceman.[2]

Services[edit]

There is a two-hourly service in each direction (with one or two extras), southbound to Dumfries and Carlisle and northbound to Kilmarnock and Glasgow. There are also three trains per day to Newcastle.

There is a limited service (two trains each way to Carlisle and Glasgow) on Sundays.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

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. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Sanquhar   First ScotRail
Glasgow South Western Line
  New Cumnock