Balloch railway station
|Location||Balloch, West Dunbartonshire|
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|24 April 1988||Opened by British Rail|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail & Road
Balloch railway station is a railway station serving the town of Balloch in Scotland. The station is a terminus on the North Clyde Line, 19+3⁄4 miles (31.8 km) north west of Glasgow Queen Street railway station. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail. It lies within the boundary, by just over 150 metres (160 yd), of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park and provides the only example of an overhead electrified railway operating within any UK national park.
Balloch station was opened by British Rail and SPTE on 24 April 1988, replacing the former Balloch Central station which was situated immediately north of a level crossing on Balloch Road. Closure of this level crossing was made possible by the closure of the previous terminus station, Balloch Pier, in 1986. The station is located 1⁄2 mile (800 m) south of where Balloch Pier station stood. This relocation allowed the level crossing to be closed.
Services terminate here at the single platform and remain there for around seven minutes, before departing.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
North Clyde Line
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