IBM railway station
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|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|Original company||Scottish Region of British Railways|
|9 May 1978||Opened as I B M Halt - unadvertised|
|16 May 1983||Renamed I B M - unadvertised|
|12 May 1986||I B M became publicly advertised|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at IBM from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Clinging to the south slope of Spango Valley on the Glasgow-Wemyss Bay line, IBM Halt opened on 9 May 1978 by British Rail to serve what was at that time a thriving computer manufacturing plant employing over 4,000 people. Originally, the stop was unadvertised and only peak time services stopped there, but now, despite the decline in the fortunes and working population of the plant, the facility is publicly advertised and all but one service make the stop.
Parts of the site were sold off to companies such as Sanmina-SCI and Lenovo, which have now closed. By June 2009 half of the buildings had been demolished and the site was rebranded as Valley Park, although locals still refer to the complex by its old name. Accordingly, there are no plans to change the station name.
Due to its location away from major housing areas and other transport links, the station is used primarily by people employed in Valley Park, but access to the station and its services by the general public is possible.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
- Railway Magazine July 1978
- GB Rail Timetable (Table 219) and ScotRail Train Times booklet 8 December 2013
- Table 219 National Rail timetable, May 2016
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