Croy railway station

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Croy National Rail
Croy3.jpg
Looking south east at the Glasgow-bound platform
Location
Place Croy
Local authority North Lanarkshire
Coordinates 55°57′20″N 4°02′11″W / 55.9555°N 4.0365°W / 55.9555; -4.0365Coordinates: 55°57′20″N 4°02′11″W / 55.9555°N 4.0365°W / 55.9555; -4.0365
Grid reference NS729754
Operations
Station code CRO
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 Increase 1.179 million
2012/13 Increase 1.184 million
2013/14 Increase 1.239 million
2014/15 Increase 1.342 million
2015/16 Decrease 1.302 million
History
Original company Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Pre-grouping North British Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
21 February 1842 Opened[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 Croy from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Croy railway station serves the village of Croy – as well as the nearby town of Kilsyth and parts of Cumbernauld – in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. Located on the Glasgow to Edinburgh via Falkirk Line, 11 12 miles (18.5 km) northeast of Glasgow Queen Street. It is served by services on the Glasgow–Edinburgh mainline and services between Glasgow Queen Street and Stirling. Train services are provided by Abellio ScotRail.

Facilities[edit]

The Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway station building has been demolished and replaced with a modern, glass and steel building similar in design to that at Bishopbriggs.

The station has park-and-ride facilities, with spaces for over 900 vehicles. There are bus connections to Kilsyth and Cumbernauld. The lines through the station are currently (summer 2016) being electrified as part of the Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Programme. Platform lengthening work here is being carried out as part of this scheme, which will see E&G trains becoming electrically operated by December 2016 and those to Dunblane & Alloa by 2018.

Services[edit]

2011[edit]

Monday to Saturdays, there is a half-hourly service southbound to Glasgow Queen Street and northbound to Edinburgh. The service is hourly in each direction on evenings and Sundays.

There is also a half-hourly service to Stirling Monday to Saturday, which continues alternately to Alloa or Dunblane. This provides a second half-hourly service to Glasgow calling at both Lenzie and Bishopbriggs, giving a combined four trains an hour to Glasgow off peak. On Sundays, an hourly service operates between Glasgow and Alloa.

2016[edit]

Half-hourly to Queen Street (express) & Edinburgh on the E&G main line in the daytime & hourly in the evenings & on Sundays.[2] Half-hourly (local) service each way on the Croy Line to Queen Street and to Stirling, then alternating to either Dunblane & Alloa. Hourly to Queen Street & Alloa on Sundays.[3]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Lenzie   Abellio ScotRail
Glasgow - Edinburgh Line
  Falkirk High
Lenzie   Abellio ScotRail
Croy Line
  Larbert
Historical railways
Garngaber
Line open; Station closed
  Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
North British Railway
  Dullatur
Line open; Station closed

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butt 1995, p. 73.
  2. ^ GB National Rail Timetable May 2016, Table 228
  3. ^ GB National Rail Timetable May 2016, Table 230

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