Sanquhar railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Sanquhar National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Seanchair[1]
Sanquhara.JPG
Sanquhar station from the road bridge looking towards Kirkconnel, in 2007
Location
PlaceSanquhar
Local authorityDumfries and Galloway
Coordinates55°22′16″N 3°55′29″W / 55.3710°N 3.9248°W / 55.3710; -3.9248Coordinates: 55°22′16″N 3°55′29″W / 55.3710°N 3.9248°W / 55.3710; -3.9248
Grid referenceNS780102
Operations
Station codeSQH
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 26,266
2014/15Increase 27,472
2015/16Decrease 24,532
2016/17Increase 27,350
2017/18Increase 28,724
History
28 October 1850[2]Opened
6 December 1965[2]Closed
27 June 1994[3]Re-opened under British Rail
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 Sanquhar from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Sanquhar railway station is a railway station in the village of Sanquhar, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Glasgow South Western Line. The old station buildings are in use as a holiday home. The station was re-opened together with Gretna Green, Auchinleck, New Cumnock, Kilmaurs and Dunlop. Kirkconnel remained open but has also seen significant investment in its infrastructure.

Services[edit]

There is a two-hourly service in each direction (with one or two extras), southbound to Dumfries and Carlisle and northbound to Kilmarnock and Glasgow. There are also three trains each weekday to Newcastle.

The Sunday service is limited, with just two trains each way currently calling.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 206.
  3. ^ http://www.railbrit.co.uk/Glasgow_Dumfries_and_Carlisle_Railway/frame.htm
  4. ^ Table 216 National Rail timetable, May 2016

Sources[edit]

  • Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Dumfries   Abellio ScotRail
Glasgow South Western Line
  Kirkconnel
Platform 1 and a train for Kirkconnel, in 2007