Dunlop railway station

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Dunlop National Rail
Dunlop(1).jpg
The station and road overbridge, looking north, in 2008
Location
Place Dunlop
Local authority East Ayrshire
Coordinates 55°42′43″N 4°31′57″W / 55.7119°N 4.5324°W / 55.7119; -4.5324Coordinates: 55°42′43″N 4°31′57″W / 55.7119°N 4.5324°W / 55.7119; -4.5324
Grid reference NS409494
Operations
Station code DNL
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 98,446
2012/13 Increase 0.103 million
2013/14 Decrease 97,808
2014/15 Increase 0.101 million
2015/16 Decrease 95,498
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
Original company Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian and Glasgow & South Western Railways
27 March 1871 Opened
7 November 1966 Closed
8 June 1967 Re-opened
1975 Line singled and one platform taken out of service
2009 Track re-doubled and second platform reinstated
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dunlop from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Dunlop railway station serves the village of Dunlop in East Ayrshire, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Glasgow South Western Line.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 27 March 1871 by the Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway. The station closed on 7 November 1966 as part of the Beeching cuts, however the closure was only brief as it reopened as an unstaffed halt on 8 June 1967 after vehement local opposition and national press coverage.[1]

Track doubling between Lugton and Lochridge Junction just south of Stewarton, started in 2008, has resulted in a second platform, disabled access and a new car park being built.[2]

Services in 2016[edit]

Since 13 December 2009 the station has had a mainly half-hourly service each way to Glasgow and Kilmarnock respectively, with some southbound trains continuing to either Carlisle, Newcastle, Girvan and Stranraer.[3]

In 2012 a ticket machine was installed on Platform 2 and from December 2012, Sunday trains only use Platform 1.

Views of Dunlop station

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Dunlop Ancient & Modern. An Exhibition. March 1998. Editor. Dugald Campbell. P. 6.
  2. ^ Railscot Gallery - Dunlop www.railbrit.co.uk; Retrieved 2009-04-03
  3. ^ Table 222 National Rail timetable, May 2016
Sources
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Stewarton   Abellio ScotRail
Glasgow South Western Line
  Barrhead
Historical railways
Stewarton   Caledonian and Glasgow & South Western Railways
Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
  Lugton
Line open; station closed

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