Johnstone railway station

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Not to be confused with Johnston railway station.
Johnstone National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Baile Iain
Johnstone Railway Station 02.JPG
Location
Place Johnstone
Local authority Renfrewshire
Coordinates 55°50′03″N 4°30′12″W / 55.8343°N 4.5032°W / 55.8343; -4.5032Coordinates: 55°50′03″N 4°30′12″W / 55.8343°N 4.5032°W / 55.8343; -4.5032
Grid reference NS432629
Operations
Station code JHN
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 1.262 million
2012/13 Increase 1.323 million
2013/14 Decrease 1.232 million
2014/15 Increase 1.309 million
2015/16 Increase 1.315 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
18 June 1955 Renamed Johnstone High
10 September 1962 Renamed Johnstone
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 Johnstone from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Johnstone railway station serves the town of Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Ayrshire Coast Line 10 34 miles (17.3 km) south west of Glasgow Central. Johnstone has no ticket gates but ticket checks take place occasionally.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 21 July 1840 by the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway.[1] The station was renamed Johnstone High on 18 June 1955,[1] however its original name was restored on 10 September 1962.[1] Just to the east of the station there was once a junction connecting to the Bridge of Weir Railway.

In the 1960s it was the location of a car loading facility for vehicles manufactured at the Linwood Car Plant.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Milliken Park or Kilwinning   Abellio ScotRail
Ayrshire Coast Line
  Paisley Gilmour Street
Historical railways
Connection with
GPK&AR
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Bridge of Weir Railway
  Houston
Line and station closed
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Dalry and North Johnstone Line
  Johnstone North
Line and station closed
Milliken Park
Line and station open
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
  Elderslie
Line open; station closed

Facilities[edit]

The station has one of ten remaining ticket offices on the Ayrshire Coast Line, and a Scheidt & Bachmann Ticket XPress self-service ticket machine was installed on Platform 1 in 2007. Both platforms are accessible to wheelchair users, and seven of the 282 spaces in the car park are allocated to disabled drivers.[2] [3]

Services[edit]

1980[edit]

Monday to Friday there were two trains per hour to Ayr (one being limited stop), some of which were extended to Girvan and Stranraer Harbour. There was one train per hour to Largs. Additional trains ran to Ardrossan Winton Pier to connect with the ferry to Brodick.

2013[edit]

Monday to Saturday daytimes, four trains per hour go eastbound to Glasgow Central. Westbound there are two trains per hour to Irvine, one of which continues to Ayr; there are also hourly services to both Ardrossan and Largs.

2016[edit]

The Glasgow service remains unchanged from 2013, but there are now 2tph through to Ayr in addition to the hourly trains to Ardrossan Harbour & Largs. On Sundays, there are 2tph to Ayr and hourly trains to Largs, with 3tph to Glasgow.[4]

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