Annan railway station

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Annan National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Anainn[1]
Annan railway station.jpg
Frontage of Annan station; built in 1848 in the Italianate style, the main building is now a pub/restaurant and B&B.
Location
PlaceAnnan
Local authorityDumfries and Galloway
Coordinates54°59′01″N 3°15′46″W / 54.9835°N 3.2629°W / 54.9835; -3.2629Coordinates: 54°59′01″N 3°15′46″W / 54.9835°N 3.2629°W / 54.9835; -3.2629
Grid referenceNY193661
Operations
Station codeANN
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.130 million
2014/15Decrease 0.127 million
2015/16Decrease 0.119 million
2016/17Increase 0.124 million
2017/18Increase 0.129 million
History
Original companyGlasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
Pre-groupingGlasgow and South Western Railway
Post-groupingLMS
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Annan from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Annan railway station serves the town of Annan in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. It is located on the Glasgow South Western Line 17 12 miles (28.2 km) northwest of Carlisle and is managed by Abellio ScotRail, which provides nearly all passenger train services with Northern running two to Newcastle.

Until the early 1980s, the goods yard at Annan station was still in regular use. The station was also used to dispatch fresh fish to London until the mid to late 1980s.

Shortly after leaving Annan station on a westbound service to Dumfries, the line crosses a viaduct over the River Annan and adjoining flood plains. Also just to the west of Annan is a disused junction and dismantled line heading south to the Cochran's Boiler plant at Newbie.[2]

History[edit]

Siding round the back of the station

Opened by the Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway, then run by the Glasgow and South Western Railway, it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed on to the Scottish Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

In 1975, the section of line eastwards to Gretna Junction was singled by British Rail as part of the West Coast Main Line electrification and re-signalling scheme, with control shared between the power box at Carlisle and the signal box at the station. However the second track was re-instated in 2008 by Network Rail to help deal with increased traffic levels (mainly train loads of imported coal from the deep water terminal at Hunterston to power stations in the East Midlands & West Yorkshire).

When sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by ScotRail until the privatisation of British Rail.

Annan Shawhill railway station[edit]

At one point in its history, Annan was served by two railway stations (1870–1931). Annan Shawhill station was on the long-disused Solway Junction Railway which ran from Kirtlebridge on the current West Coast Main Line through the east side of Annan, across the Solway Firth and on to Maryport in Cumbria.

Services[edit]

There is generally an hourly service southbound to Carlisle and northbound to Dumfries, with two-hourly extensions to Kilmarnock and Glasgow Central. A few southbound trains continue beyond Carlisle to Newcastle via the Tyne Valley line.

On Sundays five trains a day head southbound to Carlisle and northbound to Dumfries, with two of the latter continuing through to Glasgow Central.[3]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Gretna Green   Abellio ScotRail
Glasgow South Western Line
  Dumfries
  Historical railways  
Eastriggs
Line open; station closed
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
  Cummertrees
Line open; station closed
Bowness
Line and station closed
  Caledonian Railway
Solway Junction Railway
  link to
Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. "Gaelic/English Station Index". Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
  2. ^ (BIB Cochran) Archived 21 January 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Table 216 National Rail timetable, December 2017

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