Kilpatrick railway station

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Kilpatrick National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Cill Phàdraig[1]
Kilpatrick railway station, West Dumbarton, Scotland.jpg
Kilpatrick railway station, looking southeast towards Dalmuir. The Erskine Bridge can be seen overhead.
Location
PlaceOld Kilpatrick
Local authorityWest Dunbartonshire
Coordinates55°55′26″N 4°27′09″W / 55.9239°N 4.4525°W / 55.9239; -4.4525Coordinates: 55°55′26″N 4°27′09″W / 55.9239°N 4.4525°W / 55.9239; -4.4525
Grid referenceNS468728
Operations
Station codeKPT
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.125 million
2014/15Increase 0.128 million
2015/16Increase 0.135 million
2016/17Decrease 0.129 million
2017/18Decrease 0.125 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTESPT
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 Kilpatrick from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Kilpatrick railway station serves the village of Old Kilpatrick in the West Dunbartonshire region of Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the North Clyde Line, 11​12 miles (18 km) west of Glasgow and the Argyle Line on Sundays.

Part of the station sits under the northern end of the Erskine Bridge with Lusset Park overlooking the station from above. Access to Station Road is from the south side on the westbound platform. The Lusset Glen is also accessible from the westbound platform.

Facilities[edit]

The station is a split, two-platform station with ramp access and a small ticket office. There is no auto-announcement system at present. In September 1989, an armed robbery took place and the two men held up the member of staff with double barreled shotguns.[citation needed] After this crime, the station has been unmanned until the present day.[citation needed] A woman was also killed in an apparent suicide attempt; she was struck by a train on October 2011 at the station.[2]

Services[edit]

2006/07[edit]

From Kilpatrick, there is a half-hourly service to Glasgow Queen Street usually to Airdrie. After 18:00, the trains run to Springburn. On Sundays the service uses the Argyle Line to Motherwell on Sundays.

Westbound there is a half-hourly daily service to Balloch.

2016[edit]

The service remains half hourly in the May 2016 timetable but on weekdays and Saturdays, westbound trains now end at Dumbarton Central and eastbound trains run to Cumbernauld via Clydebank. Sunday services run half-hourly to Balloch and to Glasgow Central Low Level (and thence alternately to Motherwell via Whifflet and to Larkhall).[3]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Dalmuir   Abellio ScotRail
North Clyde Line
  Bowling
  Historical railways  
Dalmuir
Line and station open
  Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway   Bowling
Line and station open

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ http://news.stv.tv/west-central/274980-woman-dies-after-being-hit-by-train/
  3. ^ Table 225 & 226 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.

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