Baillieston railway station

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Baillieston National Rail
Baillieston railway station.jpg
Location
Place Baillieston
Local authority Glasgow
Coordinates 55°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 reference NS677632
Operations
Station code BIO
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.109 million
2012/13 Increase 0.115 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.112 million
2014/15 Increase 0.113 million
2015/16 Increase 0.126 million
History
8 January 1866 First station opened
5 October 1964 First station closed
4 October 1993 Second station opened
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* 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.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
Baillieston Station in 1961

Baillieston railway station is located in Caledonia Road on the southern boundary of the Baillieston area of Glasgow, Scotland. 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 commensurate with passenger traffic starting up. 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

External links[edit]

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