Bishopbriggs railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bishopbriggs National Rail
Bishopbriggs railway station.jpg
Looking east (towards Lenzie) from the footbridge
Location
Place Bishopbriggs
Local authority East Dunbartonshire
Coordinates 55°54′14″N 4°13′30″W / 55.9038°N 4.2249°W / 55.9038; -4.2249Coordinates: 55°54′14″N 4°13′30″W / 55.9038°N 4.2249°W / 55.9038; -4.2249
Grid reference NS610701
Operations
Station code BBG
Managed by ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.503 million
2005/06 Increase 0.540 million
2006/07 Increase 0.555 million
2007/08 Increase 0.591 million
2008/09 Increase 0.882 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.744 million
2010/11 Increase 0.781 million
2011/12 Increase 0.806 million
2012/13 Increase 0.807 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
Original company Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Pre-grouping North British Railway
Opened 21 February 1842[1]
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 Bishopbriggs from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
UK Railways portal
Bishopbriggs station in 1961

Bishopbriggs railway station is a railway station serving Bishopbriggs in East Dunbartonshire, Scotland. It is located on the Glasgow to Edinburgh via Falkirk Line, 3¼ miles (6 km) north of Glasgow Queen Street, but is currently only served by services on the Croy Line.

History[edit]

Bishopbriggs was one of the original stations on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway, opened in 1842. During the 1960s, the station was scheduled for closure under the Beeching Axe but a local campaign managed to save it, although the original station buildings and footbridge were demolished. They were replaced by a modular ticket office and waiting room, as well as a new footbridge. The ticket office and waiting room was replaced with a modern glass and steel building in 2002, of a similar design to that at Croy railway station.

Present day[edit]

There are currently proposals to extend the platforms at Bishopbriggs station during 2009 in order to facilitate the operation of six-car trains on services between Glasgow Queen Street and Stirling.[2]

Absolutely no parking on nearby streets and no car park.

Services are provided by ScotRail, primarily using Class 170 Turbostar trains.

The station was briefly featured in Bill Forsyth's 1980 film That Sinking Feeling.

Services[edit]

2006/07[edit]

  • Mondays to Saturdays: there was generally a half-hour service southbound from Platform 2 to Glasgow Queen Street and northbound services from Platform 1 terminating alternately at Stirling or going onwards to Dunblane.

Change at Croy for Edinburgh or at Stirling for Alloa, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen.

  • Sundays: there was an hourly service in each direction.

From May 2008[edit]

  • Mondays to Saturdays: There is generally a half-hour service southbound from Platform 2 to Glasgow Queen Street and northbound from Platform 1 to Stirling with alternate services going onwards to Dunblane and Alloa, as a result of the completion of the Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine rail link.
  • Sundays: There is an hourly service in each direction.
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Glasgow Queen Street   ScotRail
Croy Line
  Lenzie
Glasgow Queen Street   ScotRail
Glasgow to Edinburgh via Falkirk Line
  Lenzie
Historical railways
Cowlairs   Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
North British Railway
  Lenzie

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

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 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0086-1. OCLC 22311137.