Lochwinnoch railway station

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Lochwinnoch National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Loch Uinneach
Lochwinnoch2.jpg
Class 334 leaving the coast bound platform
Location
Place Lochwinnoch
Local authority Renfrewshire
Coordinates 55°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 reference NS360579
Operations
Station code LHW
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 92,310
2012/13 Increase 0.106 million
2013/14 Increase 0.191 million
2014/15 Increase 0.205 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.203 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
12 August 1840 Opened
1 June 1905 Renamed Lochside
4 July 1955 Closed
27 June 1966 Reopened
13 May 1985 Renamed 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.
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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.[1] Upon the opening of the new Lochwinnoch station on the Dalry and North Johnstone Line, the station was renamed Lochside on 1 June 1905.[2] The station closed on 4 July 1955;[2] however, it reopened on 27 June 1966 when the newer station closed.[1][2] Lochside station was renamed back to Lochwinnoch on 13 May 1985 during the electrification of the line.[1] 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.[3]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt, p. 148
  2. ^ a b c Butt, p. 147
  3. ^ Table 221 National Rail timetable, May 2016

Sources[edit]

  • 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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