Sanquhar railway station

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Sanquhar National Rail
Sanquhar
Sanquhar station from the road bridge looking towards Kirkconnel, in 2007
Location
Place Sanquhar
Local authority Dumfries and Galloway
Coordinates 55°22′16″N 3°55′29″W / 55.3710°N 3.9248°W / 55.3710; -3.9248Coordinates: 55°22′16″N 3°55′29″W / 55.3710°N 3.9248°W / 55.3710; -3.9248
Grid reference NS780102
Operations
Station code SQH
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  24,116
2005/06 Increase 25,841
2006/07 Decrease 25,364
2007/08 Decrease 23,365
2008/09 Increase 24,286
2009/10 Decrease 23,850
2010/11 Increase 25,212
2011/12 Increase 28,434
2012/13 Decrease 28,200
History
28 October 1850[1] Opened
6 December 1965[1] Closed
27 June 1994[2] Re-opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Sanquhar from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Sanquhar railway station is a railway station in the village of Sanquhar, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The station is managed by First ScotRail and is on the Glasgow South Western Line. The old station buildings are in use as a holiday home. the station was re-opened together with Gretna Green, Auchinleck, New Cumnock, Kilmaurs and Dunlop. Kirkconnel remained open but has also seen significant investment in its infrastructure.

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 each weekday to Newcastle.

The Sunday service is limited, with just two trains each way currently calling.

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
Dumfries   First ScotRail
Glasgow South Western Line
  Kirkconnel
Platform 1 and a train for Kirkconnel, in 2007