Balloch railway station
|Scottish Gaelic: Am Bealach|
|Local authority||West Dunbartonshire|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|April 1988||opened by British Rail|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Balloch from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
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 ScotRail.
Balloch station opened on 24 April 1988, replacing the former Balloch Central station which was situated immediately north of a level crossing. 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. Opened by British Rail and SPTE.
There is a half-hourly service from Balloch to Glasgow Queen Street via Singer Monday - Saturday. Services continue to Airdrie, Monday to Saturday daytimes and Cumbernauld in the evenings. There is one train per day to Edinburgh Waverley (the corresponding arrival, however, only runs from Bathgate).
Services terminate here at the single platform and remain there for around ten minutes, if possible, before departing.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
North Clyde Line
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