Craigendoran railway station

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Craigendoran National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Creag an Dòbhrain
Craigendoran station 2012.jpg
The North Clyde Line platform with the embankment for the West Highland Line behind
Location
Place Helensburgh
Local authority Argyll and Bute
Coordinates 55°59′42″N 4°42′43″W / 55.9949°N 4.7120°W / 55.9949; -4.7120Coordinates: 55°59′42″N 4°42′43″W / 55.9949°N 4.7120°W / 55.9949; -4.7120
Grid reference NS309813
Operations
Station code CGD
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03  0.131 million
2004/05 Increase 0.149 million
2005/06 Increase 0.163 million
2006/07 Decrease 0.159 million
2007/08 Increase 0.180 million
2008/09 Increase 0.201 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.195 million
2010/11 Increase 0.199 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.196 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.194 million
2013/14 Increase 0.209 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
15 May 1882 Opened
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Craigendoran from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Craigendoran railway station is a railway station serving Craigendoran, east of Helensburgh, Scotland.

The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is located on the North Clyde Line, 23 miles (37 km) west of Glasgow Queen Street. West Highland Line trains used to call here but no longer do following the closure of the upper platforms.

History[edit]

Craigendoran Pier in 2007 from the Clyde

Opened by the North British Railway in May 1882, at one time the station had five platforms: two as an island platform on the West Highland Line - sometimes called Craigendoran Upper (closed in 1964 & subsequently demolished), one on Craigendoran Pier serving Clyde Steamers (closed in 1972 and lifted) and two on the line to Helensburgh (one closed when the line was singled).[1] All bar the West Highland Line platforms are/were electrified.

The track layout at Craigendoran Junction was simplified in 1984 under the auspices of British Rail. The present layout consists of a loop (available to West Highland Line trains only) and single lines to Helensburgh Upper and Helensburgh Central. The line south of here towards Dumbarton Central remains double track.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Cardross   Abellio ScotRail
North Clyde Line
  Helensburgh Central
Historical railways
Junction with GD&HR   North British Railway
West Highland Railway
  Helensburgh Upper
Cardross   North British Railway
Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
  Helensburgh Central

Signalling[edit]

Until 1937, Craigendoran had three signal boxes: Craigendoran East, Craigendoran Junction and Craigendoran West. The West box closed on 2 May 1937. On 28 March 1960, the East box closed and the remaining 'Craigendoran Junction' box was renamed 'Craigendoran'.

A replacement signal box, with an NX control panel, was opened on 4 November 1984. That signal box was itself closed in 1992, with control passing to Yoker Signalling Centre (IECC), which controls the whole North Clyde Line.

Services[edit]

A Class 334 calls with a Helensburgh Central to Edinburgh Waverley service

There is a daily half-hourly service eastbound towards Glasgow Queen Street Low Level, Airdrie and Edinburgh Waverley and westbound to Helensburgh Central.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "The West Highland Railway Line"Geograph.org article; Retrieved 27 April 2016
  2. ^ GB NRT December 2015-May 2016, Table 226 (Network Rail)

References[edit]

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  • 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. 
  • Yonge, John (May 1987). Gerald Jacobs, ed. British Rail Track Diagams - Book 1: ScotRail (1st ed.). Exeter: Quail Map Company. ISBN 0-9006-0948-6. 
  • Yonge, John (February 1993). Gerald Jacobs, ed. Railway Track Diagams - Book 1: Scotland and the Isle of Man (2nd ed.). Exeter: Quail Map Company. ISBN 0-9006-0995-8. 
  • Yonge, John (April 1996). Gerald Jacobs, ed. Railway Track Diagams - Book 1: Scotland and the Isle of Man (3rd ed.). Exeter: Quail Map Company. ISBN 1-8983-1919-7. 
  • Yonge, John (2007). Gerald Jacobs, ed. Railway Track Diagams - Book 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (Quail Track Plans) (fifth ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps (formerly Quail Map Co). ISBN 978-0-9549866-3-6. OCLC 79435248.