Bishopton railway station

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Bishopton National Rail
Bishopton(1).jpg
Bishopton station viewed from Station Road. The train is bound for Glasgow Central.
Location
Place Bishopton
Local authority Renfrewshire
Coordinates 55°54′09″N 4°30′03″W / 55.9024°N 4.5009°W / 55.9024; -4.5009Coordinates: 55°54′09″N 4°30′03″W / 55.9024°N 4.5009°W / 55.9024; -4.5009
Grid reference NS437705
Operations
Station code BPT
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 0.480 million
2012/13 Increase 0.508 million
2013/14 Increase 0.587 million
2014/15 Increase 0.633 million
2015/16 Increase 0.654 million
History
29 March 1841 Opened
World War II Lengthened platforms for ROF Bishopton
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bishopton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Bishopton railway station serves the village of Bishopton in Renfrewshire, Scotland. The station is on the Inverclyde line, 13 miles (21 km) west of Glasgow Central. It opened on 29 March 1841.[1] The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail.

Services[edit]

Bishopton is served by five services per hour (off-peak, Mon-Sat): four to/from Gourock, and one to/from Wemyss Bay with five per hour in the other direction to and from Glasgow Central (three limited stop expresses and two all stops locals). Evenings see a halving of services to Gourock and a reduction to 3tph to Glasgow.[2]

On Sundays there are two trains per hour to Glasgow Central and hourly services to both Wemyss Bay and Gourock. The rolling stock used is predominantly Class 380 EMUs but there is the occasional Class 314 EMU.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Langbank   Abellio ScotRail
Inverclyde Line
  Paisley St James
Historical railways
Langbank   Caledonian Railway
Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway
  Georgetown
Line open; station closed

ROF Sidings[edit]

There was a standard gauge link from the ROF railway line to the Inverclyde line. The factory had transfer sidings connected to both the up and down lines. The ROF line which was never electrified ran on to the transfer sidings a few yards west from the Bishopton station. It crossed Ingleston Road via a gated level crossing entering the ROF site from the north. The link remained in-situ right up until closure of the factory but was little used after the early 1990s. The sidings were removed in 2011.

Accident[edit]

A passenger train from Glasgow to Greenock was leaving the station on the morning of 16 January 1855. A mineral train travelling on the other line in the opposite direction approached and as the trains passed each other, trucks at the rear of the mineral train left the rails. They fell on the up line as the passenger train was coming. This resulted in the passenger train stopping quickly. Nobody was killed, however twelve mineral wagons were damaged.[3]

Gallery[edit]

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bishopton History: It's been a while". Inbishopton.org.uk. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  2. ^ Table 219 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  3. ^ "Accident at Bishopton on 16th January 1855". The Railways Archive. Retrieved 2014-05-21.