Balloch railway station

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Balloch National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Am Bealach[1]
Balloch station 2011.jpg
Location
PlaceBalloch
Local authorityWest Dunbartonshire
Coordinates56°00′08″N 4°34′59″W / 56.0021°N 4.5831°W / 56.0021; -4.5831Coordinates: 56°00′08″N 4°34′59″W / 56.0021°N 4.5831°W / 56.0021; -4.5831
Grid referenceNS389818
Operations
Station codeBHC
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 0.516 million
2014/15Increase 0.554 million
2015/16Decrease 0.547 million
2016/17Decrease 0.543 million
2017/18Decrease 0.529 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTESPT
History
24 April 1988Opened by British Rail
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 Balloch from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

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 34 miles (31.8 km) north west of Glasgow Queen Street railway station. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail.

History[edit]

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.[2][3] Closure of this level crossing was made possible by the closure of the previous terminus station, Balloch Pier, in 1986. The station is located 12 mile (800 m) south of where Balloch Pier station stood.[4]

Services[edit]

2016[edit]

A Class 320 waiting for passengers

There is a half-hourly service from Balloch to Airdrie via Glasgow Queen Street and Singer from Monday to Saturday. These services run non-stop from Dumbarton East to Dalmuir.

On Sundays the service runs via Yoker and Glasgow Central, then alternately to Motherwell via Whifflet and to Larkhall (hourly to each).[5]

Services terminate here at the single platform and remain there for around seven minutes, before departing.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Alexandria   Abellio ScotRail
North Clyde Line
  Terminus

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995)
  3. ^ N/A (1984). "Strathclyde: the Review after the strike". In: Modern Railways, Vol. 42, No. 445, December 1985, Pages 650-651.
  4. ^ N/A (1988). "News & Notes: Balloch rebuilt". In: Railway Magazine, Vol. 134, No. 1049, September 1988, Page 556.
  5. ^ GB eNRT 2016 Edition, Table 226 (Network Rail)

Sources[edit]

  • Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
  • 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.

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