Baillieston railway station

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Baillieston National Rail
Baillieston railway station.jpg
Location
PlaceBaillieston
Local authorityGlasgow
Coordinates55°50′40″N 4°06′49″W / 55.8445°N 4.1137°W / 55.8445; -4.1137Coordinates: 55°50′40″N 4°06′49″W / 55.8445°N 4.1137°W / 55.8445; -4.1137
Grid referenceNS677632
Operations
Station codeBIO
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 0.112 million
2014/15Increase 0.113 million
2015/16Increase 0.126 million
2016/17Increase 0.156 million
2017/18Increase 0.160 million
History
8 January 1866First station opened
5 October 1964First station closed
4 October 1993Second station opened
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 Baillieston from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
Baillieston Station in 1961

Baillieston railway station is located in Caledonia Road on the southern boundary of the Baillieston area of Glasgow, Scotland, with the Broomhouse area on the other side of the tracks. It is on the Argyle Line, 8 miles (13 km) east of Glasgow Central railway station. Train services are provided by Abellio ScotRail.

The line was built in the period 1864-1866 by the Caledonian Railway and was called the Rutherglen to Coatbridge branch. The new station opened by British Rail on 4 October 1993 under the financial management of the Strathclyde PTE.

History[edit]

The original station, which was situated 1 km east of the present, was opened by the Caledonian Railway in January 1866 when passenger traffic started. The line became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the Scottish Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. The old station closed to passenger traffic in 1964.

Services[edit]

A half-hourly service operates between Glasgow Central (Low Level) and Whifflet stations, on Mondays to Saturdays. Services run to/from Dalmuir, and one train per hour each way extends to/from Motherwell.

Sunday services formerly only ran for the month prior to Christmas and were extended to Shotts, but since the December 2014 timetable change and the start of EMU operation now run hourly each way all day throughout the year (to Balloch and Motherwell).[1] Several freight trains also pass the halt every day.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Table 225 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  • 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 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
  • 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 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
  • Station on navigable O.S. map

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bargeddie   Abellio ScotRail
Argyle Line
  Mount Vernon