Westerton railway station
|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*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|Pre-grouping||North British Railway|
|1 September 1913||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 Westerton from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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The station is served by First ScotRail as part of the SPT network. It is located on the Argyle Line, 5 miles (8 km) west of Glasgow Central and the North Clyde Line, 4.3 miles (7 km) west of Glasgow Queen Street.
Westerton signal box, which was situated in the vee of the junction immediately to the west of the station, opened in 1900 as "Milngavie Junction". Renamed "Westerton" on 10 May 1959, the box was provided with a new frame of 20 levers and took over control of Knightswood North Junction (about a quarter mile east of the station). Colour light signals replaced the semaphores. Westerton signal box closed on 21 October 1990 under a subsequent resignalling scheme that saw control of the whole North Clyde Line transferred to Yoker Signalling Centre.
Monday to Saturday daytimes eight trains per hour go eastbound. Four towards Glasgow Queen Street and beyond to (Airdrie), Bathgate and Edinburgh Waverley on the North Clyde Line and four via Glasgow Central and Hamilton Central to (Motherwell or Larkhall) on the Argyle Line. Alternate Motherwell trains continue to Lanark. Westbound trains head towards Milngavie, Dalmuir and Balloch.
Evenings and Sundays there are regular trains towards Glasgow eastbound and Milngavie, Balloch or Helensburgh westbound.
Prior to 19 September 2014, Westerton was also served by the overnight Caledonian Sleeper service between Fort William and London Euston running on Sunday-Friday nights. From 21 September 2014 the sleeper service was re-routed to call instead at Glasgow Queen Street railway station.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
North Clyde Line
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- Butt (1995),page 245
- 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.
- 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.
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