Maryhill railway station

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For the former Caledonian Railway station also known as Maryhill, see Maryhill Central railway station.
Maryhill National Rail
Maryhill station june 2011.jpg
Maryhill station, looking east
Location
Place Maryhill
Local authority Glasgow
Coordinates 55°53′51″N 4°18′06″W / 55.8974°N 4.3016°W / 55.8974; -4.3016Coordinates: 55°53′51″N 4°18′06″W / 55.8974°N 4.3016°W / 55.8974; -4.3016
Grid reference NS561695
Operations
Station code MYH
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 80,250
2012/13 Increase 83,290
2013/14 Decrease 77,256
2014/15 Increase 92,342
2015/16 Decrease 90,484
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
Original company Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Pre-grouping North British Railway
Post-grouping
28 May 1858 Opened as Maryhill
2 October 1951 Closed to passengers
19 December 1960 Reopened as Maryhill Park
2 October 1961 Closed to regular trains
2 March 1964 Closed to passengers
6 December 1993 Reopened as Maryhill
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 Maryhill from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Maryhill railway station is a railway station serving the Maryhill area of Glasgow, Scotland. It is located on the Maryhill Line, 8 km (4¾ miles) north west of Glasgow Queen Street, a short distance east of Maryhill Viaduct and Maryhill Park Junction. It has two side platforms. Services are provided by Abellio ScotRail on behalf of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.

Maryhill was previously the terminus for the eponymous line when it reopened by British Rail in 1993 - the original 1858 Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway "Maryhill Park" station on the same site (also the junction for the former Kelvin Valley Railway and the Stobcross Railway to Partickhill & Queens Dock) had been closed back in October 1961 by the British Transport Commission and subsequently demolished.[1]

Since 2005 the service has extended to Kelvindale and Anniesland to connect with the North Clyde and Argyle Lines using a reinstated section of the former Stobcross Railway line that had previously been disused since 1980 (when the signal box that formerly controlled the junction was seriously damaged by fire) and then subsequently closed & dismantled.[2] This extension was built to remove the need for terminating services from Queen Street to run empty through to Knightswood North Junction near Westerton in order to reverse before returning to Glasgow - a process that occupied the busy junction there for several minutes whilst the driver changed ends and crossed over from one track to the other. Ending this procedure allowed more trains on the North Clyde Line to pass through the junction, freeing up paths for services from the rebuilt branch line to Larkhall on the south side of the city to run via the Argyle Line through to Milngavie.[3]

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturdays there is a half-hourly service eastbound to Glasgow Queen Street and westbound to Anniesland.[4]

With the timetable revision starting on 18 May 2014, a limited hourly Sunday service now operates on this route.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Railscot Chronology, Glasgow, Dumbarton & Helensburgh Railway www.railbrit.co.uk; Retrieved 14 January 2014
  2. ^ The disused & burnt out Maryhill Park Junction signal box in 1987 after removal of the junction & former Anniesland branch tracks Railscot; Retrieved 15 January 2014
  3. ^ Larkhall - Milngavie - A Resounding SuccessScotrail Media Centre Press Release 09-12-2006; Retrieved 15 January 2014
  4. ^ GB National Rail Timetable May 2016, Table 232 (Network Rail)

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Summerston   Abellio ScotRail
Maryhill Line
  Kelvindale
Historical railways
Lochburn   Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
North British Railway
  Westerton
Summerston (old)   Kelvin Valley Railway
North British Railway
  Terminus
Terminus   Stobcross Railway
North British Railway
  Anniesland