Balloch railway station

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Balloch National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Am Bealach
Balloch station 2011.jpg
Location
Place Balloch
Local authority West Dunbartonshire
Coordinates 56°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 reference NS389818
Operations
Station code BHC
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.553 million
2012/13 Increase 0.560 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.516 million
2014/15 Increase 0.554 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.547 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
April 1988 opened by British Rail
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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.
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Balloch railway station is a railway station serving the town of Balloch in Scotland. The station is a terminus on the North Clyde Line, 19¾ miles (31 km) north west of Glasgow Queen Street railway station. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail.

History[edit]

Balloch station opened on 24 April 1988, replacing the former Balloch Central station which was situated immediately north of a level crossing.[1][2] Closure of this level crossing was made possible by the closure of the previous terminus station - Balloch Pier - half a mile to the north (1986), and the new Balloch station being located south thereof.[3] Opened by British Rail and SPTE.

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 Mondays - Saturdays. 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).[4]

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

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

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

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

Sources[edit]

  • 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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