Howwood railway station

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Howwood National Rail
Howwood Station.JPG
Howwood Station in July 2008
Location
PlaceHowwood
Local authorityRenfrewshire
Coordinates55°48′38″N 4°33′45″W / 55.8106°N 4.5625°W / 55.8106; -4.5625Coordinates: 55°48′38″N 4°33′45″W / 55.8106°N 4.5625°W / 55.8106; -4.5625
Grid referenceNS395604
Operations
Station codeHOZ
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 112,720
2014/15Increase 119,876
2015/16Increase 124,886
2016/17Decrease 111,562
2017/18Decrease 101,268
Passenger Transport Executive
PTESPT
History
Original companyGlasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Pre-groupingGlasgow and South Western Railway
Post-groupingLMS
21 July 1840Opened as Howood
11 August 1840Closed
1 December 1876Reopened and renamed Howwood
7 March 1955Closed
12 March 2001New station opened
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 Howwood from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Howwood railway station is a railway station serving the village of Howwood, Renfrewshire, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Ayrshire Coast Line, 13 miles (21 km) south west of Glasgow Central.

History[edit]

The original Howwood station was opened on 21 July 1840 by the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway[1] and was known as Howood.[2] The station had a very short life and closed just over two weeks later on 11 August 1840.[2] A new station called Howwood was opened on 1 December 1876,[2] 200 metres south west of the original, and closed on 7 March 1955.[2]

The current station opened on 12 March 2001,[2] on the same site as the 1876 station. It has a 24-hour station car park with 30 spaces.

Services[edit]

2008 service pattern[edit]

There is an hourly service daily eastbound to Glasgow Central and westbound to Ardrossan Town (Largs on Sundays).

2016 service pattern[edit]

There is a half-hourly service at the station. Trains run from Ayr-Glasgow Central, calling at all stops between Glasgow and Ayr.[3] This drops to hourly in the evening and on Sundays, when trains run to either Ardrossan Harbour or Largs.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Lochwinnoch   Abellio ScotRail
Ayrshire Coast Line
  Milliken Park
  Historical railways  
Lochwinnoch
Line and station open
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
  Milliken Park
Line and station open

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "RAILSCOT | Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway". www.railbrit.co.uk. Archived from the original on 16 May 2015. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e Butt, p. 124
  3. ^ Table 221 National Rail timetable, May 2016

Sources[edit]

  • 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.

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