Lochwinnoch railway station

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Lochwinnoch National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Loch Uinneach[1]
Lochwinnoch Railway Station.JPG
Lochwinnoch railway station, looking north-east towards Howwood
Location
PlaceLochwinnoch
Local authorityRenfrewshire
Coordinates55°47′12″N 4°36′59″W / 55.7867°N 4.6164°W / 55.7867; -4.6164Coordinates: 55°47′12″N 4°36′59″W / 55.7867°N 4.6164°W / 55.7867; -4.6164
Grid referenceNS360579
Operations
Station codeLHW
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.191 million
2014/15Increase 0.205 million
2015/16Decrease 0.203 million
2016/17Decrease 0.190 million
2017/18Decrease 0.187 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTESPT
History
Original companyGlasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Pre-groupingGlasgow and South Western Railway
Post-groupingLMS
12 August 1840Opened
1 June 1905Renamed Lochside
4 July 1955Closed
27 June 1966Reopened
13 May 1985Renamed Lochwinnoch
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 Lochwinnoch from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Lochwinnoch railway station is a railway station serving the village of Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Ayrshire Coast Line.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 12 August 1840 by the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway.[2] Upon the opening of the new Lochwinnoch station on the Dalry and North Johnstone Line, the station was renamed Lochside on 1 June 1905.[3] The station closed on 4 July 1955;[3] however, it reopened on 27 June 1966 when the newer station closed.[2][3] Lochside station was renamed back to Lochwinnoch on 13 May 1985 during the electrification of the line[2] by British Rail.

Services[edit]

The basic off-peak weekday & Saturday service operates every 30 minutes to Glasgow Central and Ayr. Additional trains to/from Ardrossan Harbour and/or Largs call in the weekday peaks. The evening (to Ardrossan Harbour) & Sunday (to Largs) service is hourly each way.[4]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ a b c Butt, p. 148
  3. ^ a b c Butt, p. 147
  4. ^ Table 221 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.
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Glengarnock   Abellio ScotRail
Ayrshire Coast Line
  Howwood
  Historical railways  
Beith North
Line open; station closed
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
  Howwood
Line and station open

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