Dunlop railway station

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Dunlop National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Lob[1]
Dunlop(1).jpg
The station and road overbridge, looking north, in 2008
Location
PlaceDunlop
Local authorityEast Ayrshire
Coordinates55°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 referenceNS409494
Operations
Station codeDNL
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 97,808
2014/15Increase 100,714
2015/16Decrease 95,498
2016/17Decrease 91,990
2017/18Increase 105,186
Passenger Transport Executive
PTESPT
History
Original companyGlasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Pre-groupingCaledonian and Glasgow & South Western Railways
27 March 1871Opened
7 November 1966Closed
8 June 1967Re-opened
1975Line singled and one platform taken out of service
2009Track 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.

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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4]

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. ^ 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. ^ Dunlop Ancient & Modern. An Exhibition. March 1998. Editor. Dugald Campbell. P. 6.
  3. ^ Railscot Gallery - Dunlop www.railbrit.co.uk; Retrieved 2009-04-03
  4. ^ Table 222 National Rail timetable, May 2016
Sources
  • 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.
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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