Duke Street railway station

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Duke Street

Scottish Gaelic: Sràid an Diùic[1]
National Rail
Duke Street station looking north - 2012-04-25.jpg
General information
LocationDennistoun, Glasgow
Scotland
Coordinates55°51′32″N 4°12′44″W / 55.8590°N 4.2122°W / 55.8590; -4.2122Coordinates: 55°51′32″N 4°12′44″W / 55.8590°N 4.2122°W / 55.8590; -4.2122
Grid referenceNS616650
Managed byScotRail
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeDST
History
Original companyCity of Glasgow Union Railway
Key dates
1 January 1881Opened
Passengers
2016/17Increase 0.166 million
2017/18Increase 0.192 million
2018/19Decrease 0.181 million
2019/20Increase 0.191 million
2020/21Decrease 29,174
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
Railways in the Parkhead area
Alexandra Parade
Kennyhill Goods
Haghill Goods
Duke Street
Haghill Junction
(CB NBR) Camlachie Goods
Coatbridge Branch (NBR) Left arrow 
Parkhead Forge Siding (SB CR)
(GCR)
Bridgeton
Parkhead Forge Junction
London Road Goods
London Road Junction
(GCR)
Dalmarnock
Dalmarnock
Strathclyde Junction
(GCR)
Bridgeton Goods
Parkhead Stadium
(GCR)
Railways
CB NBR
Coatbridge Branch (NBR)
CoGUR
City of Glasgow Union Railway (Joint G&SWR and NBR)
GCR
Glasgow Central Railway (CR)
SB CR
The Switchback (CR)

Duke Street Railway Station is a railway station in Glasgow, Scotland. The station is managed by ScotRail and is served by trains on the North Clyde Line, 1½ miles (2 km) north east of Glasgow Queen Street.

It was built as part of the City of Glasgow Union Railway which provided a link across the Clyde (between the Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway at Shields Junction and the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway at Sighthill Junction). Though goods traffic began using the line in 1875, the station was not opened until 1881 with trains initially running as far as Alexandra Park (as it was then known). An extension to Barnhill followed two years later, but it was not until 1887 that they finally reached Springburn.[2]

Electric operation at the station began in 1960 (using the 25 kV A.C overhead system), when the branch from Bellgrove was incorporated into the North Clyde line electrification scheme. Through running to Cumbernauld began in May 2014 - prior to this a change at Springburn was required.

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturday there is a half-hourly service northbound to Springburn and southbound to Glasgow Queen Street and beyond (usually to Dumbarton Central).

The proposed timetable changes in 2022 would create a half hourly service in each direction at Duke Street, going eastbound to Springburn and westbound to Milngavie

On Sundays, an hourly service between Partick and Springburn call in each direction between 9am and 8pm[3] (there was no service on Sundays prior to May 2015).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. "Gaelic/English Station Index". Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
  2. ^ Railscot - City of Glasgow Union Railway Crawford, E Railscot; Retrieved 6 September 2016
  3. ^ Table 226 National Rail timetable, December 2018
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Alexandra Parade   ScotRail
North Clyde Line
  Bellgrove
  Historical railways  
Alexandra Parade   City of Glasgow Union Railway
G&SWR and NBR
  Bellgrove