Milngavie railway station
|Scottish Gaelic: Muileann-Gaidh|
|Local authority||East Dunbartonshire|
|Managed by||First ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|28 August 1863||Opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Milngavie from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Milngavie railway station serves the town of Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire, near Glasgow in Scotland. The station is 8½ miles (14 km) north west of Glasgow Central on the Argyle Line and 9 miles (14.5 km) north west of Glasgow Queen Street on the North Clyde Line.
Its principal purpose today is as a commuter station for people working in Glasgow city centre. The station itself is a category B listed building. Milngavie station is generally well kept and has had a history of winning many awards and commendations for the quality of the flower baskets and tubs in station garden competitions.
The station is the usual access point for the 95-mile (153 km) long West Highland Way long distance footpath which officially starts in Milngavie town centre, marked by a granite obelisk. The first few hundred yards of the way follow the line of short spur of the railway originally built to serve the Ellangowan Paper Mills.
The station was opened on 28 August 1863, and was then part of the Glasgow and Milngavie Junction Railway. Originally built with three platforms, one platform has since been removed. The land where the third platform once stood has been sold and is now the site of a Kwik-Fit garage. The double track line from Hillfoot station was singled in 1990.
Milngavie station has a ticket office, staff facilities, and disabled access. There is no taxi rank, but there is a regular bus service operating from the bus stop outside the station entrance. A pedestrian underpass links the station to the town centre, which is also pedestrianised, and the southern end of the West Highland Way long distance footpath to Fort William.
The signal box was closed on 21 October 1990 under a resignalling scheme that saw control of the whole North Clyde Line transferred to Yoker Signalling Centre.
Passenger services are operated by First ScotRail with assistance from Strathclyde Partnership for Transport. Trains to Glasgow operate on a regular schedule, with a departure once every 15 minutes on weekdays. Two trains per hour go to Edinburgh Waverley via Glasgow Queen Street and Airdrie on the North Clyde Line, while the other two travel to Motherwell via Glasgow Central and Blantyre on the Argyle Line (with one train an hour continuing to Lanark). In the evenings and on Sundays a half-hourly service operates via Glasgow Central to Motherwell and Lanark via Bellshill. Services are operated by Class 318, Class 320 and Class 334 electric multiple units.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
North Clyde Line
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- Historic Scotland HB Number 37852. Retrieved 2009-04-01