Hyndland railway station

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Hyndland National Rail
Hyndland railway station.jpg
Two Class 318s at Hyndland station
Location
Place Hyndland
Local authority Glasgow
Coordinates 55°52′47″N 4°18′52″W / 55.8796°N 4.3145°W / 55.8796; -4.3145Coordinates: 55°52′47″N 4°18′52″W / 55.8796°N 4.3145°W / 55.8796; -4.3145
Grid reference NS553675
Operations
Station code HYN
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 1.475 million
2012/13 Increase 1.532 million
2013/14 Increase 1.650 million
2014/15 Increase 1.714 million
2015/16 Increase 1.744 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
5 November 1960 Opened
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 Hyndland from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Hyndland railway station serves Hyndland in Glasgow, Scotland. The station is 3¼ miles (5 km) west of Glasgow Central and 2¾ miles (4 km) west of Glasgow Queen Street on the Argyle and North Clyde Lines. It is managed by Abellio ScotRail.

The station was opened by British Railways as part of the electrification of the North Clyde Lines on 5 November 1960, replacing a nearby Hyndland (Stobcross Railway) railway station which was located at the end of a short branch line from Partickhill. This was subsequently adapted for use as an EMU maintenance depot, but eventually closed in 1987. The branch has since been lifted and the site redeveloped.[1]

The lines of the old Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway (now closed) passed under the east end of the station in a tunnel adjacent to their Crow Road station. Immediately to the west of the station is Hyndland East Junction where the Yoker and Singer (including the Milngavie branch) Lines diverge.

Hyndland station is accessible from the surrounding areas of Hyndland, Broomhill and Hughenden and also serves the nearby Gartnavel General Hospital, Gartnavel Royal Hospital and Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital.

Services[edit]

Hyndland station is on a busy section of the Strathclyde rail network, served by all services on the Argyle Line and North Clyde Line.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Partick   Abellio ScotRail
Argyle Line
  Jordanhill
    Anniesland
Partick   Abellio ScotRail
North Clyde Line
  Jordanhill
    Anniesland

2014/15 (From 9 December 2014)[edit]

There are a total of 14 trains per hour, off-peak (daytime), in each direction.[2]

In the evenings, services on the Argyle line continue to run as above, but the North Clyde line is reduced to:

  • 2 tph Cumbernauld to + from Balloch, via Singer
  • 2 tph Edinburgh Waverley to + from Helensburgh Central, via Yoker

On Sundays, there is a simplified service pattern in operation with half-hourly services on the following routes:

  • Helensburgh Central to + from Edinburgh Waverley via Singer
  • Balloch to + from Rutherglen via Yoker (services on this route then proceed alternately to Motherwell via Whifflet or to Larkhall)
  • Milngavie to + from Motherwell via Hamilton.

There is no direct service to Springburn or Cumbernauld, but connections are available (once per hour) at Partick.

2016[edit]

Minor alterations were made to the weekday service pattern at the December 2015 timetable change, notably extending 2 of the Dalmuir via Yoker trains (those from Cumbernauld via Springburn) each way to Dumbarton Central and maintaining the daytime timetable on the North Clyde routes through the evening until end of service (though the Milngavie to Edinburgh service still doesn't run after 7pm)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Railscot - Glasgow City and District Railway" Crawford, E, Railscot; Retrieved 6 September 2016
  2. ^ GB National Rail Timetable 2014-15, Tables 225 & 226 (Network Rail)
  3. ^ Table 225 & 226 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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. 

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