Renton railway station

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Renton National Rail
Renton railway station in 2008.jpg
Location
Place Renton
Local authority West Dunbartonshire
Coordinates 55°58′13″N 4°35′11″W / 55.9704°N 4.5863°W / 55.9704; -4.5863Coordinates: 55°58′13″N 4°35′11″W / 55.9704°N 4.5863°W / 55.9704; -4.5863
Grid reference NS386782
Operations
Station code RTN
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.106 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.105 million
2013/14 Increase 0.123 million
2014/15 Increase 0.118 million
2015/16 Steady 0.118 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
15 July 1850 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 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.

History[edit]

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.[1] 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.

Services[edit]

There is a half-hourly daily service from Renton to Balloch northbound and Glasgow Queen Street (Mondays-Saturdays) or Glasgow Central (Sundays) southbound.

Services continue from Glasgow to Airdrie on Monday to Saturdays and on Sundays to Motherwell via Whifflet and to Larkhall on alternate half-hours.[2]

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.[3]


Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Dalreoch   Abellio ScotRail
North Clyde Line
  Alexandria
Historical railways
Dalreoch   CR & NBR
Caledonian and Dunbartonshire Junction Railway
  Alexandria

References[edit]

  1. ^ Caledonian & Dumbartonshire Junction Railway Crawford, Ewan Railscot; Retrieved 21 July 2016
  2. ^ Table 226 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  3. ^ "Robert the Bruce Heritage Centre". Retrieved 4 April 2016. 

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