Dalmarnock railway station
Dalmarnock station (pre-2014 refurbishment), looking towards the tunnel
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|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
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|Original company||Glasgow Central Railway|
|1 November 1895||Opened|
|5 October 1964||Closed|
|5 November 1979||Re-opened|
|3 June 2012||Temporarily closed for refurbishment|
|23 May 2013||Re-opened after refurbishment|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dalmarnock from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Dalmarnock railway station serves the area of Dalmarnock, Glasgow, Scotland. It is a station on the Argyle Line, 2¼ miles (4 km) south east of Glasgow Central. The northern part of the station is situated in a tunnel (as seen in the image). The station underwent a revamp for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Adjacent was a high level station which was opened on 24 June 1841 and closed when the current station opened on 1 November 1895. This iron bridge (crossing the A749 adjacent to Swanston Street) was removed in June 2009; followed by the embankments. This route belonged to the Caledonian Railway and was referred to as The Switchback.
The station underwent a full revamp in time for the 2014 Commonwealth Games due to its close proximity to the site of the athletes' village and several venues. Lifts were installed and a new street-level entrance and ticket office constructed. The station was temporarily closed for renovation on 4 June 2012 and was scheduled to reopen in November 2012, but the closure was extended to spring 2013 because of major problems over groundworks. The station reopened to passengers on 20 May 2013.
At the opening of the Argyle Line in November 1979, the station was served by six trains per hour on Mondays to Saturdays. in the westerly direction all went to Dalmuir, with three via Yoker and three via Singer. Two of these were extended to Dumbarton Central. In the easterly direction all trains travelled around the Hamilton Circle to Motherwell three in the clockwise direction passing through Bellshill prior to Motherwell and three passing through Hamilton Central first. The limited stop Milngavie to/from Lanark trains did not stop at Dalmarnock.
Monday to Saturdays, four trains per hour head westbound towards Glasgow Central and beyond (Milngavie and Dalmuir) and four trains per hour go eastbound towards either Motherwell via the Hamilton Circle or Whifflet. There is now a Sunday service with trains calling between 10am and 6pm.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Rutherglen||Glasgow Central Railway
- Butt (1995), page 76
- "Revamp funding for Game station". BBC. 4 May 2010. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
- "Dalmarnock Redevelopment". ScotRail. Archived from the original on 5 June 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2012.
- "Station reopens after delay to £11m rebuild". Herald Scotland. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 21 May 2013.
- Table 225 National Rail timetable, May 2016
- 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 978-1-85260-508-7. 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 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
- RAILSCOT on Glasgow Central Railway
- RAILSCOT on The Switchback Line