Renton railway station
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|Local authority||West Dunbartonshire|
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||1|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
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|15 July 1850||Opened|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Renton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Renton railway station is a railway station serving the village of Renton, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is served by trains on the North Clyde Line, 17½ miles (28 km) west of Glasgow Queen Street.
It was opened in July 1850 by the Caledonian and Dumbartonshire Junction Railway on their line from Bowling (on the north bank of the River Clyde) to Balloch Central. Through running to Glasgow didn't commence until 1858, when the Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway was opened; prior to this travellers had to transfer to steamships at Bowling to continue their journey southwards. The C&DJR subsequently became part of the North British Railway, but from 1896 was jointly managed by the NBR and Caledonian Railway as the Dumbarton and Balloch Joint Railway. The line through the station used to be double, but was reduced to single track around 1986. As such, only one platform is now in use here.
The station buildings have now been taken over by Strathleven Artizans to become part of one of many taking part in ScotRail's Adopt a Station. The official opening was on 27 March 2010. A heritage centre has been created in a tribute to Robert the Bruce.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
North Clyde Line
|Dalreoch||CR & NBR
Caledonian and Dunbartonshire Junction Railway
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