Mount Vernon railway station

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Mount Vernon National Rail
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Location
Place Mount Vernon
Local authority Glasgow
Coordinates 55°50′26″N 4°07′57″W / 55.8405°N 4.1326°W / 55.8405; -4.1326Coordinates: 55°50′26″N 4°07′57″W / 55.8405°N 4.1326°W / 55.8405; -4.1326
Grid reference NS665628
Operations
Station code MTV
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 56,758
2012/13 Increase 63,266
2013/14 Decrease 57,332
2014/15 Increase 58,996
2015/16 Increase 60,150
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
Original company Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway
Post-grouping LMS
8 January 1866 Opened[1]
16 August 1943 Closed[1]
4 October 1993 Re-opened[1]
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 Mount Vernon from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Mount Vernon railway station is located in the Mount Vernon area of Glasgow, Scotland. It is on the Argyle Line, 6¾ miles (11 km) east of Glasgow Central railway station. Train services are provided by Abellio ScotRail.

History[edit]

The Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway opened a station on this site in 1866. It was closed to passengers in 1943 though the line through it remained open for passenger services until 1966. It was rebuilt and reopened as Mount Vernon in 1993.

Services[edit]

From 1993[edit]

Following the electrification of the line in 2014, a half-hourly service has operated to and from Dalmuir , on Mondays to Saturdays. One per hour each way is extended to/from Motherwell.[2] There is also an all-year hourly service each way on Sundays for the first time since the line reopened in 1993 (Sunday services had previously operated only on the four weeks up to Christmas for shoppers). Prior to electrification, the service was operated by Diesel Multiple Units of classes 156 and 158 and ran to/from Glasgow Central High Level.

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Baillieston   Abellio ScotRail
Argyle Line
  Carmyle
Historical railways
Baillieston   Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway
Caledonian Railway
  Carmyle

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt (1995), page 165
  2. ^ GB National Rail Timetable Dec 2014-May 2015, Table 225

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