Milliken Park railway station

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Milliken Park National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Pàirc Mhaolagain
Milliken Park station looking southwest - 2012-04-26.jpg
Location
Place Kilbarchan
Local authority Renfrewshire
Coordinates 55°49′29″N 4°32′04″W / 55.8247°N 4.5344°W / 55.8247; -4.5344Coordinates: 55°49′29″N 4°32′04″W / 55.8247°N 4.5344°W / 55.8247; -4.5344
Grid reference NS413620
Operations
Station code MIN
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 0.151 million
2012/13 Increase 0.169 million
2013/14 Increase 0.190 million
2014/15 Increase 0.198 million
2015/16 Increase 0.206 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
Original company Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Pre-grouping Glasgow and South Western Railway
Post-grouping London Midland and Scottish Railway
21 July 1840 Opened as Cochrane Mill
1 March 1853 Renamed Milliken Park
18 April 1966 Closed
15 May 1989 New station opened
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 Milliken Park from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Milliken Park railway station serves the west end of Johnstone and the south west of the village of Kilbarchan in Renfrewshire, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Ayrshire Coast Line.

History[edit]

The original Milliken Park station was opened on 21 July 1840 by the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway and was known as Cochrane Mill.[1] The station was renamed Milliken Park on 1 March 1853[1] and closed to passengers on 18 April 1966.[2] The site of this station's goods yard is now a bus depot. The signal box remained in use until it was destroyed by fire in an act of vandalism on 1 March 1978.[citation needed]

The current station opened on 15 May 1989,[2] by British Rail to the south west of the original on the other side of new Cochranemill Road bridge (built in 1974/5) next to the Corseford Housing Estate. Provision for the station had been made in the siting and construction of the overhead electrification equipment.

Facilities[edit]

The station has neither car park nor ticket office, however, there is a ticket machine situated within the shelter of platform 1. There are also six cycle stands available.[3]

Services[edit]

The Glasgow - Ayr stopping trains call here every 30 minutes off-peak (Monday to Saturday), with extra services at peak times. In the evening, there is an hourly service each way (with westbound trains to Ardrossan Harbour and also on Sundays (to/from Largs).[4]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, page 65
  2. ^ a b Butt, page 160
  3. ^ http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/MIN/details.html
  4. ^ Table 221 National Rail timetable, May 2016

Sources[edit]

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Howwood   Abellio ScotRail
Ayrshire Coast Line
  Johnstone
Historical railways
Howwood
Line and station open
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
  Johnstone
Line and station open