Dumbarton East railway station
|Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Breatann an Ear|
Dumbarton East railway station's slightly neglected state
|Local authority||West Dunbartonshire|
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway|
|1 October 1896||Opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dumbarton East from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Dumbarton East railway station serves the town of Dumbarton in the West Dunbartonshire region of Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is served by trains on the North Clyde Line, 15 miles (24 km) west of Glasgow Queen Street.
Unlike the majority of the North Clyde line stations, this is an island platform, betraying its Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway origins. At the time of electrification by British Railways in 1961, the North British Railway's formation from Bowling was abandoned (except a short spur to serve Bowling Oil Terminal), with a short link line between the North British and Caledonian formations being constructed. The North British formation is regained between Dumbarton East and Dumbarton Central station at the site of the junction between the two railways.
There are now six departures per hour from here in each direction (Mon-Sat). Westbound trains still run to Balloch & Helensburgh Central, but 2tph terminate at Dumbarton Central. Eastbound trains run to Cumbernauld via Clydebank, Airdrie via Singer & Edinburgh Waverley (express via Clydebank). The Sunday service remains the same as in 2008, with 2tph to Edinburgh and 2tph to Glasgow Central and then onward alternately to Larkhall & Motherwell via Whifflet eastbound and 2tph each to Balloch & Helensburgh westbound.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
North Clyde Line
Line partially in use; Station closed
Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway
Line open; Station open
- Butt (1995), page 84
- Table 226 National Rail timetable, May 2016
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- RAILSCOT on the Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway