Maryhill railway station

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Maryhill National Rail
Maryhill
Maryhill station, looking east
Location
Place Maryhill
Local authority Glasgow
Coordinates 55°53′51″N 4°18′06″W / 55.8974°N 4.3016°W / 55.8974; -4.3016Coordinates: 55°53′51″N 4°18′06″W / 55.8974°N 4.3016°W / 55.8974; -4.3016
Grid reference NS561695
Operations
Station code MYH
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03  26,648
2004/05 Increase 45,314
2005/06 Increase 49,322
2006/07 Increase 53,289
2007/08 Increase 55,637
2008/09 Increase 77,430
2009/10 Decrease 69,134
2010/11 Decrease 65,350
2011/12 Increase 80,250
2012/13 Increase 83,290
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
Key dates Opened 1993 (1993)
28 May 1858 Opened as Maryhill Park
2 October 1961 Closed to passengers
2 December 1993 Re-opened as Maryhill
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Maryhill from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Maryhill railway station is a railway station serving the Maryhill area of Glasgow, Scotland. It is located on the Maryhill Line, 8 km (4¾ miles) north west of Glasgow Queen Street, a short distance east of Maryhill Viaduct and Maryhill Park Junction. It has two side platforms. Services are provided by First ScotRail on behalf of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.

Maryhill was previously the terminus for the eponymous line when it reopened in 1993 - the original 1858 Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway "Maryhill Park" station on the same site (also the junction for the former Kelvin Valley Railway and the Stobcross Railway to Partickhill & Queens Dock) had been closed back in October 1961 by the British Transport Commission and subsequently demolished.[1]

Since 2005 the service has extended to Kelvindale and Anniesland to connect with the North Clyde and Argyle Lines using a reinstated section of the former Stobcross Railway line that had previously been disused since 1980 (when the signal box that formerly controlled the junction was seriously damaged by fire) and then subsequently closed & dismantled.[2] This extension was built to remove the need for terminating services from Queen Street to run empty through to Knightswood North Junction near Westerton in order to reverse before returning to Glasgow - a process that occupied the busy junction there for several minutes whilst the driver changed ends and crossed over from one track to the other. Ending this procedure allowed more trains on the North Clyde Line to pass through the junction, freeing up paths for services from the rebuilt branch line to Larkhall on the south side of the city to run via the Argyle Line through to Milngavie.[3]

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturdays there is a half-hourly service eastbound to Glasgow Queen Street and westbound to Anniesland.[4]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Railscot Chronology, Glasgow, Dumbarton & Helensburgh Railway www.railbrit.co.uk; Retrieved 2014-01-14
  2. ^ The disused & burnt out Maryhill Park Junction signal box in 1987 after removal of the junction & former Anniesland branch tracks Railscot; Retrieved 2014-01-15
  3. ^ Larkhall - Milngavie - A Resounding SuccessScotrail Media Centre Press Release 09-12-2006; Retrieved 2011-01-15
  4. ^ GB National Rail Timetable 2013-14, Table 232 (Network Rail)

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Summerston   First ScotRail
Maryhill Line
  Kelvindale
Historical railways
Lochburn   Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
North British Railway
  Westerton
Summerston (old)   Kelvin Valley Railway
North British Railway
  Terminus
Terminus   Stobcross Railway
North British Railway
  Anniesland