Duke Street railway station

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Duke Street National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Sràid an Diùic
Duke Street station looking north - 2012-04-25.jpg
Location
Place Dennistoun
Local authority Glasgow
Coordinates 55°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 reference NS616650
Operations
Station code DST
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 85,546
2012/13 Increase 0.104 million
2013/14 Increase 0.110 million
2014/15 Increase 0.119 million
2015/16 Increase 0.137 million
History
Original company City of Glasgow Union Railway
1 January 1881 Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Duke Street from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Duke Street Railway Station is a railway station in Glasgow, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio 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 wasn't 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 wasn't until 1887 that they finally reached Springburn.[1]

Electric operation at the station began in 1960 (using the 25kV 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 Cumbernauld and southbound to Glasgow Queen Street and beyond (usually to Dumbarton Central).

On Sundays, an hourly service between Partick and Cumbernauld call in each direction between 9am and 8pm[2] (there was no service on Sundays prior to May 2015).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Railscot - City of Glasgow Union Railway Crawford, E Railscot; Retrieved 6 September 2016
  2. ^ Table 226 National Rail timetable, May 2016
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Alexandra Parade   Abellio ScotRail
North Clyde Line
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Bellgrove
Historical railways
Alexandra Parade   City of Glasgow Union Railway
G&SWR and NBR
  Bellgrove