Lenzie railway station

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Lenzie National Rail
Lenzie railway station 2016.jpg
Location
Place Lenzie
Local authority East Dunbartonshire
Coordinates 55°55′17″N 4°09′15″W / 55.9213°N 4.1542°W / 55.9213; -4.1542Coordinates: 55°55′17″N 4°09′15″W / 55.9213°N 4.1542°W / 55.9213; -4.1542
Grid reference NS655719
Operations
Station code LNZ
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 0.823 million
2012/13 Steady 0.823 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.783 million
2014/15 Increase 0.848 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.837 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
Original company Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway (E&G)
Pre-grouping North British Railway (NB)
Post-grouping LNER
5 July 1848 Opened as Kirkintilloch Junction[1]
December 1849 Renamed Campsie Junction[1][2]
November 1867 Renamed Lenzie Junction[2][3]
June 1890 Renamed Lenzie[3]
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Lenzie from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Lenzie railway station is a railway station serving Lenzie and Kirkintilloch in East Dunbartonshire, Scotland. It is located on the Croy Line, 6 14 miles (10.1 km) northeast of Glasgow Queen Street. Trains on the Glasgow to Edinburgh via Falkirk Line pass Lenzie by. The station is served by Abellio ScotRail.

History[edit]

The station was opened as Kirkintilloch Junction on 5 July 1848 by the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway,[1] being renamed three times by the North British Railway, to Campsie Junction in December 1849,[2] Lenzie Junction in November 1867[3] and finally Lenzie in June 1890.[3]

To the east of the station was a complex of junctions which allowed eastbound trains to travel to Kirkintilloch via the Campsie Branch of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway, and to Garnqueen South Junction and Gartsherrie North Junction (both with the Caledonian Railway Main Line) to Coatbridge Sunnyside via the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway.[4]

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturdays, there is a half-hourly service southbound to Glasgow and northbound to Dunblane or Alloa (hourly to each).[5]

In addition to the off peak services, there are a few morning services to Edinburgh via Falkirk High and a limited evening service to Falkirk Grahamston. The latter was formerly served from here throughout the day, but the Glasgow to Falkirk Grahamston service was re-routed to run via Cumbernauld in the mid 1990s to free up paths on the main line.

On Sundays, there is an hourly service in each direction to Glasgow and Alloa.[5]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bishopbriggs   Abellio ScotRail
Croy Line
  Croy
Historical railways
Bishopbriggs
Station and line open
  Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
North British Railway
  Croy
Station and line open
  Campsie Branch
North British Railway
  Back o' Loch Halt
Station and line closed
  Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway
North British Railway
  Coatbridge Sunnyside
Station open; line closed

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt (1995), page 136
  2. ^ a b c Butt (1995), page 52
  3. ^ a b c d Butt (1995), page 141
  4. ^ Jowett (1989), pages 19 & 24
  5. ^ a b GB National Rail Timetables 228 & 230 (Network Rail)

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