Maryhill railway station
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|Scottish Gaelic: Cnoc Màiri|
Maryhill station, looking west
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|Original company||Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway|
|Pre-grouping||North British Railway|
|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 passenger trains|
|2 March 1964||Closed for all traffic|
|6 December 1993||Reopened as Maryhill|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
|UK railways portal|
Maryhill railway station is a railway station serving the Maryhill area of Glasgow, Scotland. It is located on the Maryhill Line, 4 3⁄4 miles (7.6 km) northwest 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 although some workmens trains continued until 1964 after which it was subsequently demolished.
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. 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.
With the timetable revision starting on 18 May 2014, a limited hourly Sunday service now operates on this route.
- Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) . "Gaelic/English Station Index". Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
- Railscot Chronology, Glasgow, Dumbarton & Helensburgh Railway www.railbrit.co.uk; Retrieved 14 January 2014
- 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
- Larkhall - Milngavie - A Resounding Success Archived 16 January 2014 at the Wayback MachineScotrail Media Centre Press Release 09-12-2006; Retrieved 15 January 2014
- GB National Rail Timetable May 2016, Table 232 (Network Rail)
- Train times and station information for Maryhill railway station from National Rail
- Railscot - Maryhill
- Video footage of Maryhill Station
Media related to Maryhill railway station at Wikimedia Commons
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