Glengarnock railway station

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Glengarnock National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Gleann Gairneag
Glemgarnock Railway station north.JPG
Looking north towards Lochwinnoch
Location
Place Glengarnock
Local authority North Ayrshire
Coordinates 55°44′20″N 4°40′31″W / 55.7389°N 4.6752°W / 55.7389; -4.6752Coordinates: 55°44′20″N 4°40′31″W / 55.7389°N 4.6752°W / 55.7389; -4.6752
Grid reference NS321527
Operations
Station code GLG
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 0.294 million
2012/13 Increase 0.304 million
2013/14 Increase 0.321 million
2014/15 Increase 0.332 million
2015/16 Increase 0.340 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
Original company Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Pre-grouping Glasgow and South Western Railway
Post-grouping LMS
21 July 1840 Opened as Glengarnock and Kilbirnie[1]
1 June 1905 Renamed Glengarnock[1]
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Glengarnock from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Glengarnock railway station is a railway station in the village of Glengarnock, North Ayrshire, Scotland, serving the towns of Beith and Kilbirnie. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Ayrshire Coast Line.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 21 July 1840 by the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway (later part of the Glasgow and South Western Railway) and was named Glengarnock and Kilbirnie.[1] The station was renamed Glengarnock on 1 June 1905 to coincide with the opening of the dedicated Kilbirnie railway station on the Dalry and North Johnstone Line.[1][2] Although this Kilbirnie station closed in 1966,[2] the original station has continued to use only Glengarnock as its name.

Services[edit]

There are three trains per hour between Glengarnock and Glasgow in both directions for most of the day, reduced to a half-hourly service in the evenings. Trains from Glasgow continue to one of Ayr, Largs or Ardrossan Harbour There is an hourly Sunday service to Glasgow and Largs.[3]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Dalry   Abellio ScotRail
Ayrshire Coast Line
  Lochwinnoch
Historical railways
Dalry
Line and station open
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
  Beith
Line open; station closed

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Butt, p. 104
  2. ^ a b Butt, p. 131
  3. ^ Table 221 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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