Dumbarton East railway station

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Dumbarton East National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Breatann an Ear[1]
DumbartonEast.jpg
Dumbarton East railway station's slightly neglected state
Location
PlaceDumbarton
Local authorityWest Dunbartonshire
Coordinates55°56′33″N 4°33′15″W / 55.9426°N 4.5542°W / 55.9426; -4.5542Coordinates: 55°56′33″N 4°33′15″W / 55.9426°N 4.5542°W / 55.9426; -4.5542
Grid referenceNS405750
Operations
Station codeDBE
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.422 million
2014/15Increase 0.427 million
2015/16Increase 0.431 million
2016/17Increase 0.449 million
2017/18Decrease 0.422 million
History
Original companyLanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway
Pre-groupingCaledonian Railway
Post-groupingLMS
1 October 1896Opened[2]
National RailUK railway stations
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* 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.
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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.

History[edit]

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.

Services[edit]

2008[edit]

Four trains per hour daily go eastbound to Glasgow Queen Street and beyond and a half-hourly service westbound to both Balloch and Helensburgh Central respectively.

2016[edit]

There are now six departures per hour from here in each direction (Mon-Sat). Westbound trains still run to Balloch and Helensburgh Central, but 2tph terminate at Dumbarton Central. Eastbound trains run to Cumbernauld via Clydebank, Airdrie via Singer and 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 and Motherwell via Whifflet eastbound and 2tph each to Balloch and Helensburgh westbound.[3]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bowling   Abellio ScotRail
North Clyde Line
  Dumbarton Central
  Historical railways  
Bowling (L&D)
Line partially in use; Station closed
  Caledonian Railway
Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway
  Dumbarton Central
Line open; Station open

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ Butt (1995), page 84
  3. ^ Table 226 National Rail timetable, May 2016

Sources[edit]

  • Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0049-7. OCLC 19514063. CN 8983.
  • Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
  • 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.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
  • RAILSCOT on the Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway

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