Lockerbie railway station
|Scottish Gaelic: Locarbaidh|
|The exterior of Lockerbie station|
|Local authority||Dumfries and Galloway|
|Managed by||First ScotRail|
|Owned by||Network Rail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Caledonian Railway|
|10 September 1847||Opened|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Lockerbie from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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On 4 May 1883, an accident occurred when the branch service from Stranraer via the Dumfries, Lochmaben and Lockerbie Railway passed a signal and entered the station at 11.25pm. It collided at low speed, with a goods train already on the nouthbound line. This collision, though minor, forced carriages from the goods train onto the southbound line and into the path of the speeding Glasgow Express which smashed into the wreckage and derailed onto the station platform. Seven people were killed, including the driver and fireman of the express. The guard from the express ran down the line to warn another approaching train of the accident and prevented a further collision. There were 300 injuries. The driver of the first train, the Lockerbie station master and the local inspection regime were all criticised for their actions in the subsequent report on the crash.
Services and current operations
Lockerbie station, at one time, was one of only eight stations in the UK (some others being Long Buckby and Chester-le-Street) to be operated by a train company whose services did not call at that station. It is owned by Network Rail, and managed by First ScotRail but all services are provided by either Virgin Trains or First TransPennine Express. However, following some changes in franchises, there are now several other stations that are similarly managed, Lockerbie is the only railway station in Scotland that is not served by First ScotRail.
First TransPennine Express is the main user of the station and provide a 2 Hourly service(Including Sundays) to both Edinburgh Waverley and Manchester Airport, but every fourth hour, There is a service to Glasgow Central,
Provide 6 trains per day from Lockerbie, There is 3 services to Glasgow Central and there is 3 services south(1 to Birmingham New Street) (1 to London Euston) and (1 to Crewe) All other Virgin services speed past and do not call.
- "News & Star: The Lockerbie Disaster of 1883". Retrieved 19 January 2011.
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- Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0086-1. OCLC 22311137.
- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 0-9068-9999-0. OCLC 228266687.
- RAILSCOT on Caledonian Railway
- Lockerbie railway station on navigable OS map
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