Glengarnock railway station

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Glengarnock National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Gleann Gairneag[1]
Glemgarnock Railway station north.JPG
Looking north towards Lochwinnoch
Location
PlaceGlengarnock
Local authorityNorth Ayrshire
Coordinates55°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 referenceNS321527
Operations
Station codeGLG
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13Increase 0.304 million
2013/14Increase 0.321 million
2014/15Increase 0.332 million
2015/16Increase 0.340 million
2016/17Increase 0.369 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTESPT
History
Original companyGlasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Pre-groupingGlasgow and South Western Railway
Post-groupingLMS
21 July 1840Opened as Glengarnock and Kilbirnie[2]
1 June 1905Renamed Glengarnock[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 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.[2] 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.[2][3] Although this Kilbirnie station closed in 1966,[3] 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.[4]

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. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ a b c d Butt, p. 104
  3. ^ a b Butt, p. 131
  4. ^ Table 221 National Rail timetable, May 2016

Sources[edit]

  • 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.

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